World Championship 2017 Germany

Huge Japanese win against Tunisia

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Huge Japanese win against Tunisia
Ibolya Szekeres

Group C

Before this match, Japan needed a victory in order to keep their chances open to going through to the eighth-finals. In the first half Japan made a really good job and managed to go to the pause with a nine-goal advantage. Kametani had a great performance in the Japanese goal and Tunisia played weakly. Japan pushed on the acceleration in the second half and with good defense, goalkeeper performance and fastbreaks the team of Ulrik Kirkely defeated Tunisia with an 18 goal advantage, correcting their goal difference, which was -13 before the game.

Japan –  Tunisia 31 – 13 (15 – 6)

Goals:

Japan – Kametani 1, Nagata 1, Sunami K. 2, Sunami Y. 1, Hara 3, Ikehara 4, Yokoshima 8, Katsuren 1, Tada, Matsumura 3, Fujita 2, Ohyama 2, Sasaki 3,

Tunisia – Chebbah 5, Rezgui 1, Khouki 1, Chekir 1, Hamrouni 2, Jauadi 1, Hachana 2

Suspensions: 10 minutes ; 8 minutes, red card

7 meters: 4/3; 6/5

Player of the match: Sakura Kametani (JPN)

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World Championship 2017 Germany
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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