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Sweden wins group D, Hungary and Egypt also in the next stage

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Sweden wins group D, Hungary and Egypt also in the next stage
Ibolya Szekeres

IHF World Championship 2019

Germany/Denmark

Sweden –  Hungary 33 –  30 (16 –  15)

Player of the match: Lukas Nilsson (SWE)

Sweden and Hungary faced each other in order to decide the group winner. Hungarians had a good start, were in lead in the first 20 minutes, but Sweden managed to fight back and take the lead already before the break. In the second half Sweden was in control, Hungary managed to come back and the match becomes exciting in the dying minutes. The sort of two points was decided by saves from Andreas Palicka (replacing Appelgren in the last 10 minutes) and some Hungarian mistakes.

Both teams lost one player due to injuries during the match: Richard Bodo suffered an ankle injury in the first half, meanwhile, Jim Gottfridsson had to leave the court because of a leg injury in the second half.

Egypt – Angola 33 –  28 (19 –  12)

The victory of Egypt means that they are also qualified to the Main Round with one point taken against Hungary.

Qatar –  Argentina 26 –  25(16 –  13)

Qatar managed to win the game in the last seconds when Daniel Saric saved a 7 meter against Argentina.

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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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