Hosts are in the semifinal after defeating Germany

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Hosts are in the semifinal after defeating Germany

World Championship 2021, Spain



Spain – Germany 26 – 21 (14 – 10 )

Spain: Castellanos, Navarro (GK) – Campos 7, Arcos Poveda 4,Martin 3, Eccheveria 3, Fernandez 3, Hernandez 2, Cabral Barbosa 2, Gutierez 1, Rodriguez 1, Arderius, Cesareo, Gassama, Espinola

Germany: Eckerle, Filter (GK) – Maidhof 6, Schmelze 4, Grijseels 3, Kalf 2, Zschocke 3, Laurenroth 2, Beger 1, Smits 1, Bolk, Stolle, Schulze, Brøns Petersen, Degenhart, Stockschlader

Germany started the match with a 1-5 and was in lead for a long time in the first half, but the Spaniards came back into the match and reduced the gap, equalizing at 8-8 after 21 minutes and taking the lead 10-8 shortly after. From here they never gave back the chance for their opponent to take the lead, their advantage was four goals at the pause, 14- 10.

In the second half Germans tried to fight back and they managed to stay close, but the hosts, supported by a full hall took the victory and went to the semifinals, where they will meet the winner of the QF between Norway and RHF.

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