Euro 2018

Winner in crucial game: France, Sweden goes to the semifinals

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Winner in crucial game: France, Sweden goes to the semifinals
Ibolya Szekeres


Main Round, Group I.

Arena Zagreb

Croatia has to take at least one point against France in order to go to the semifinals. Otherwise, Sweden will take the spot. But in the first half Croatia without goalkeeper performance had no chance and France took a comfortable six goals advantage at halftime, 13-19. In the second half, Croatia had a fantastic period when they managed to come back into the match, reducing the gap to only two goals, 25-27, but France had never given them the chance to come closer than that. France victorious 27-30, Croatia is out of the semifinal race, Sweden is in the semifinal.

Croatia –  France 27 – 30 (13 – 19)


Croatia – Maric 2, Kopljar 4, Strlek 6, Cupic 5(3), Stepancic 1, Vori, Mamic 5, Cindric 3, Mandalinic 1,

France – Remili  6, Lagarde 2, Mem 3, Karabatic 3, Mahe 5(2), Sorhaindo 1, Dipanda 2, Guigou 4, Porte 1, Tournat, Abalo 1, L.Karabatic 3,

Suspensions: 6 minutes; 10 minutes

7 meters: 3/3; 3/2

In the group, II of the Main Round in Arena Varazdin Germany and Spain could decide against each other the team which goes to the semifinals alongside Denmark. In a crucial game both teams showed their winner instinct and at halftime was 13-14 in Spanish factor.

Germany –  Spain 27 – 31 (13 – 14)

Topscorers: Kai Hafner (GER) 5 goals and David Balaguer(ESP) 6 goals

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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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