Euro 2018

EHF EURO 2018: Norway outclassed Switzerland, Ukraine defeated Croatia

EHF EURO 2018: Norway outclassed Switzerland, Ukraine defeated Croatia
Ibolya Szekeres

In group 1 Norway played against Switzerland and even if they needed some time to start their offensive play, Norway won this game as a favorite, with a good performing Silje Solberg in the Norwegian goal, hosts did not manage to score more than five times in the first half and they increased the number of their scoring only to 12 until the end of the game. Norway had leaders inVeronica Kristiansen, Stine Oftedal, Amanda Kurtovic, showing a solid defense and getting the two points easily.


Switzerland –  Norway 12 –  29 ( 5 – 12)


Switzerland: Amrein-Bachmann-Hodel-Ineichen-Kundig 2-2, Gautschl-Weigelt 1-1

Norway: V.Kristiansen 5, Herrem-Kurtovic-Aune-Oftedal 4-4, Mørk 3, Arntzen-Brattsett 2-2, Ingstad 1

In the second match of this group Ukraine met Croatia on home-court. Somehow surpisingly Ukraine managed to win clearly against an unexperienced Croatian team, having a chance to be able to qualify to the EHF EURO 2018.

Result: Ukraine –  Croatia 26 – 22 (16 – 11)


Ukraine: Volovnyk 8, Borschenko 6, Smolinh 4, Glibko 2, Peredery 1, Redka 4, Laiuk 1

Croatia: Benko 2, Blazevic 1, Debelic 2, Jezic 3, Micijevic 7, Maric 1, L.Kalaus 2, Plahinek 2, Glavan 1, Posavec 1


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Euro 2018
Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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