Euro 2018

Hungary defeats Croatia in group C

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Hungary defeats Croatia in group C
Ibolya Szekeres


Group C, Montbeliard

Hungary had to win this game in order to keep their hopes alive for the qualification to the Main Round. Hungarians took the lead from the start, Bíró had a good performance in the goal, meanwhile, Háfra, Kovács, Schatzl, and Kovacsics were the main goalscorers. The first half ended 9 – 13, and in the second part of the match Hungarian managed to increase the lead, to keep their defense compact and stable and win the game. Goalkeeper Blanka Bíró was awarded as the best player of the match.

Croatia –  Hungary 18 –  24 (9 – 13)

Referees: Vranes, Wenninger (AUT)


Croatia: Kapitanovic, Pijevic (GK) – P.Posavec 1, Plahinek, Krsnik 8(4), S.Posavec 1, Milosavljevic 1, Kalaus 1, Turk 1, Jezic, Milosevic, Dezic, Debelic 4, Glavan 1, Blazevic, Prkacin

HUngary: Bíró, Kiss (GK) – Tóvízi 1, Schatzl 5, Kovacsics 4(2), Szalai, Orbán, Pálos-Bognár, Kovács 5(1), Mészáros, Planéta, Kazai 1, Háfra 5, Lukács 2, Tóth 1, Lakatos

Suspensions: 14 minutes; 8 minutes

7 meters: 5/3; 6/3


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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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