Accor Hotels Arena were filled up with Croatioan and Slovenian fans cheering for their team. And, it looked like Croatia had it all, leading comfortable with 18-13 at half time.
Much of second half were controlled by the Croatian team, they had even a eight goal lead during the second half. But with eight minutes left it seemed that Croatia were hit by a total collapse. Slovenia fired up under this started ta catch up with Croatia, and Slovenia took the lead in the last minute, and stole the bronze medal from Croatia.
MATCH FACTS BRONZE FINAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FRANCE 2017
Slovenia – Croatia
Result: 31-30 (13-18)
Suspensions: Slovenia 2 x 2 min, Croatia 3 x 2 min
Topscorer Slovenia: Gasper Maruc, Darko Cingesar, Marko Bezjak, 4 goals each
Topscorer Kroatia: Luka Cindric, 7 goals
Referees: O Raluy Lopez og A Saborso Ramirez, Spain