IHF World Championship
Brazil – France 22 – 24 (13 – 16)
Topscorers: Jose Toledo (BRA) 8 goals and Dika Mem-Michael Guigou (FRA) 6-6 goals
Norway was the favorite of this encounter and the match confirmed that as Tunisia was not able to cause trouble for the Norwegians.
Tunisia – Norway 24 – 34 (13 – 18)
Topscorers: Jihed Jaballah (TUN) 5 goals and Magnus Jøndal (NOR) 9 goals
Suspensions: 10 minutes; 10 minutes
7 meters: 3/3; 3/1
Sweden entered the game as favorites and they were in the lead almost the whole game with 4-5 goals, but Egypt managed to fight back in the second half and leveled the game several times in the last ten minutes, last times 24-24. This was the moment when Jim Gottfridsson decided to decide the game by himself, scoring the next three goals in only two minutes and changed the result to 24-27, giving Sweden the victory in front of a totally yellow-blue arena.
Egypt – Sweden 24 – 27 (11 – 13)
Topscorers: Ahmed Elahmar and Mohamed Shebib (EGY) 5 goals each and Jim Gottfridsson and Lukas Nilsson (SWE) 5 goals each
Suspensions: 2 minutes; 8 minutes
7 meters: 4/4; 1/1