In the third round of Group C in Oldenburg, the Olympic champions Russia met former world champions Brazil. Before the match, Jorge Duenas replaced goalkeeper Gabriela Moreschi with Deonise Fachinello. The experienced right back was struggling with a small injury before the start. Russia took the control right from the first moments while Brazil was starting slowly like in the previous two games (5-1). Russia managed to stay superior during the whole match and the difference was 7 goals after the first half (14-7). In the second half, Russia kept the South Americans in a comfortable distance while both Mayssa Pessoa and Elena Utkina showed some great saves. Brazil was struggling to score and couldn’t decrease the distance, Russia won by 8 goals (24-16) and remains undefeated in the tournament.
IHF Women’s Handball World Championship – Group C (Oldenburg) – Round 3
Russia – Brazil 24-16 (14-7)
Russia: D. Samokhina 6(2), Y. Managarova 5, P. Vedekhina 4, K. Sabirova 2, E. Ilina 2, D. Dmitrieva 1, A. Vyakhireva 1, K. Makeeva 1, M. Petrova 1, Y. Markova 1
Russia: E. Amorim 5, P. Batista 3, S. Rocha 2, A.P. Rodrigues 2, T. Costa 1, T. Araujo 1, P. Machado 1, K. Souza 1
Penalties: 3/2 ; 2/2
Suspensions: 10 minutes ; 6 minutes