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)