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Croatia defeated Japan, Hungary smashed Angola

photo: IHF/Marco Wolff
Croatia defeated Japan, Hungary smashed Angola
Ibolya Szekeres

IHF World Championship

Group B

Munich, Olympiahallen

Croatia –  Japan 35 –  27 (18 – 13)

Referees: Brunner, Salah (SUI)

Topscorers: Zlatko Horvat (CRO) 8(3) goals and Tokuda Shinnosuke (JPN) 6 goals

Suspensions: 4 minutes, 4 minutes

7 meters: 4/3, 4/3

Group D

Copenhagen, Royal Hall

Hungary desperately needed a victory after the fiasco against Argentina in the first round. They changed their tactics, used the wing players and scored after fastbreaks, in addition, Mikler had a good day in the Hungarian goal and Hungary was in lead at the pause 18-8. In the second half Hungarians played with another lineup, but still, they managed to keep the difference and win the game.

Hungary – Angola 34 –  24 (18 –  8)

Referees: Kolahouzan, Mousavian (IRI)

Topscorers: Bendegúz Bóka (HUN) 5 goals and Edwaldo Ferreira (ANG)  5 goals

Suspensions:  6minutes, 1 RC;  6 minutes

7 meters:3/3, 3/2

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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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