Japan and Brazil produced the first big surprises at the 2021 Men’s World Handball Championship, after blocking the last finalists from Euro 2020, Croatia and Spain, respectively. The score of the 3rd day was achieved by Germany.
Japan and Brazil produced the first big surprises at the 2021 Men’s World Handball Championship
The first big surprises at the 2021 Men’s World Handball Championship were not long in coming. In a Group C match, Japan produced one of the most unexpected results in recent years in a final tournament, after finishing tied with the Croatian national team, the finalist at Euro 2020, score 29-29. It was an undeserved result for the Europeans, given that the Japanese led the whole game, even six goals apart. The team led by Icelandic coach Dagur Sigurdsson was tied a few seconds before the end, from a 7-meter throw converted by Ivan Cupic. Croatia had at its disposal all the stars led by Duvnjak and Cindric. In the same group, Qatar beat Angola 30-25.
The second surprise of the day was made by Brazil, which ended in a draw with Spain, the reigning European champions, score 29-29, in Group B. The scenario of this game was approximately the same as in Japan – Croatia. The South Americans had an advantage of six goals along the way, but the Iberians came back in the end, the honor of Spain being saved by the veteran Raul Entrerrios, in the last sequences. It should be noted that Brazil had three players on the field in Romania, Jose Toledo (Minaur) – 3 goals, Henrique Teixeira (CSM Bucharest) – 3 goals and Fabio Chiuffa (South Dobrogea) – 1 goal. Also in Group B, Poland defeated Tunisia 30-28.
In Group A, Germany made the score of the day, after a success with Uruguay, score 43-14, while Hungary defeated Cape Verde 34-27.
In Group D, Denmark beat Bahrain 34-20, and Argentina beat DR Congo 28-22.
The first case of Covid-19 after the start of the competition was also reported
The first case of Covid-19, which appeared in the camp of the Danish team, was also reported at the 2021 Men’s World Handball Championship. The young Emil Jakobsen tested positive in the last test, so he was immediately placed in solitary confinement at the hotel where the rest of the Danish delegation is. He did not participate in the game against Barhein. His roommate, Morten Olsen, gave a negative result and played tonight. The whole Danish team was tested again today and the same will happen tomorrow, in order to take as few risks as possible.
Schedule for the 4th day (Saturday, January 16)
- Belarus – South Korea, 16:30, group H
- Austria – France, 19:00, group E
- Egypt – Northern Macedonia, 19:00, group G
- Morocco – Portugal, 19:00, group F
- The team of the Russian Federation – Slovenia, 19:00, group H
- Algeria – Iceland, time 21:30, grupa F
- Chile – Suedia, ora 21:30, group G
- Switzerland – Norway, 21:30, group E.
Source: Prosport by www.prosport.ro.
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