World Championship 2019 GER/DEN

Argentina caused problems for Hungary, Croatia defeated Iceland

photo: MKSZ/ Anikó Kovács
Argentina caused problems for Hungary, Croatia defeated Iceland
Ibolya Szekeres

IHF World Championship

Group B

It was an even match from the beginning, 9-9 after 16 minutes, but Croatia managed to get the lead before the break. In the second half, Croatia kept the lead for a longer period but Iceland managed to come back and the match became even again. In the end, it was Croatia who managed to get the two points.

Iceland –  Croatia 27 – 31 (14 –  16)

Referees: Boualloucha, Khenissi (TUN)

Topscorers: Aron Palmarsson(HUN) 7 goals and Luka Stepancic (CRO) 8 goals

Suspensions: 10 minutes/4 minutes

7 meters: 2/2; 4/1

Group D

Hungary entered the game as big favorite of the match, having a much more compact squad than Argentina, the South Americans missing also Diego Simonet, their best player. Hungary had a good start, leading 0-4, with a good Mikler in the goal and a defense which made Argentina struggle. But Cadenas, the head coach of Argentina found the solution quickly and Argentina started to score, 4-7, and come as close as 8-9 (22.minute). The first half was won by Hungary 10-13 and we could say that this will end as expected. But in the second half, Argentina changed their play, both in defense and attack, which seemed to be a difficult task for the Hungarian team led by the head coach duo Csoknyai-Matic. Even if Balogh continued to score, Banhidi was the strongest on the line and Lekai was also dangerous in the Hungarian attack, this was not enough against a very eager Argentinian team, led by Pablo Simonet and followed the tactics of Cadenas. Argentina had a one-goal lead in the last 15 minutes of the match, but the match ended draw in the end.

Argentina –  Hungary 25 –  25 (10 –  13)

Referees: Lopez, Sabroso (ESP)

Topscorers: Pablo Simonet (ARG) 6 goals and Zsolt Balogh (HUN) 11 goals

Suspensions: 8 minutes; 6 minutes

7 meters: 1/1;6/5

 

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

World Championship 2019 GER/DEN
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.

More in World Championship 2019 GER/DEN

Norway defeated Sweden, Spain crushed Brazil

Ibolya SzekeresJanuary 21, 2019

Difficult victory for Norway against Egypt

Ibolya SzekeresJanuary 20, 2019

Lékai become a father and the player of the match against Tunisia when Hungary wins today

Ibolya SzekeresJanuary 20, 2019

Hungary took an important victory against Tunisia

Ibolya SzekeresJanuary 20, 2019

Sensation in Cologne when Brasil defeats Croatia

Ibolya SzekeresJanuary 20, 2019

Danish victory when facing Hungary in Herning

Ibolya SzekeresJanuary 19, 2019