IHF Junior U20 World Championship in Hungary has arrived to its finish

photo: MKSZ
IHF Junior U20 World Championship in Hungary has arrived to its finish
Ibolya Szekeres

These days the XXI. IHF Junior U 20 World Championship is organized in Debrecen, Hungary, and after the group matches sixteen teams had qualified to the eighth-finals: Chile, Egypt, Paraguay, Portugal, Angola, Spain, Brazil, Russia, Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Montenegro, South-Korea, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, France, Japan, Germany.

In the quarterfinals Hungary defeated Romania ( 31-26), Norway surprisingly managed to win against France (27-26) after extra times, meanwhile, South Korea unexpectedly defeated Denmark (24-26) and Russia got the victory in front of Netherlands (28-26).

photo: IHF

Today was the day of the semifinals, and the second semifinal where the hosts played had a fully crowded Főnix Hall where 8500 spectators were supporting their teams.

Russia – Norway 23 – 30 (12 – 14)

Topscorers: Tazhenova 6, Maslova 5 (RUS) and Reistad 7, Ellertsen 6 (NOR)

Hungary  – South Korea 30 –  25 (14 –  11)

Topscorers: Hafra 7, Klujber 6 (HUN) and Kim 8 (KOR)

The placements matches for 5-6. and 7-8. places will be played tomorrow before the bronze match and the final.

Bronze match:

Russia –  South-Korea – 17.30



Hungary –  Norway –  20.00

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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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