The last round of Group C brought a lot of excitement for the last round. With Japan’s victory earlier today, Montenegro and Brazil entered the court knowing that the loser of the match won’t continue the world championship among the top 16. Before the match, Montenegro brought back Ema Ramusovic who got injured earlier in the competition but her injury was less serious than expected. The match of the former world champions Brazil and former Olympic finalists Montenegro promised a lot of excitement and it didn’t disappoint. Both teams put a lot of passion on the court to grab the last remaining place in the top 16. Brazil started better, but in no time, Montenegro turned it around. For the first time in the match, Montenegro had a three-goal lead (8-11) but Brazil took advantage with a 5-1 run in the final minutes of the first half (13-12). The second half brought a lot of excitement and a lot of drama. The two teams were going hand in hand, both teams put their hearts on the court to win the match, but in the end, none of them took the victory: the final result 23-23 meant that Montenegro will play in the 1/8 finals while Brazil will continue to play in the President’s Cup.
IHF Women’s Handball World Championship – Group C (Oldenburg) – Round 5
Brazil – Montenegro 23-23 (13-12)
Brazil: E. Amorim 6, A.P. Rodrigues 6, S. Rocha 4, D. Fachinello 4, J. Quintino 2, P. Silva 1
Montenegro: K. Bulatovic 6, M. Raicevic 5, D. Jaukovic 4, T. Brnovic 3, I. Grbic 3, J. Radicevic 2
Penalties: 5/3 ; 5/5
Suspensions: 6 minutes ; 10 minutes