Euro 2020

Austria and Slovenia seals Main Round berths

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Austria and Slovenia seals Main Round berths
Ibolya Szekeres

Group B, Vienna

With their second victory in the groups, hosts from

Austria is through to the Main Round and Ukraine is out of the competition.

Austria – Ukraine 34 – 30 (18 – 17)

Topscorers: Mykola ByliK (AUT) 10 goals and Artem Kozakevych (UKR) 7 goals

Group E, Gothenburg

Slovenia met the hosts from Sweden which was very special for the enian head coach, Ljubomir Vranjes, playing for the ish national team for many years. The game was an exciting one, with ups and downs and the two teams were on a chase of the victory. The difference was very small during the whole game, only some extra goalkeeper saves and Dejan Bombac for Slovenia added a little extra in the dying minutes. Slovenia is through to the Main Round with this victory as Sweden will qualify without points, which is a big disadvantage regarding the next opponents.

Sweden – Slovenia 19 – 21(9 – 10)

Topscorers: Jim Gottfridson (SWE) 5 goals and Jure Dolenec (SLO) 7 goals

MVP: Dejan Bombac ( SLO)

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Euro 2020
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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