PREVIEW: The quarter-finals at the Women's Junior World Championship in Russia see three all-European duels taking place, while Germany take on Korea
Quarter-finals throw off with seven European teams still in the mix
The Women's Junior World Championship in Russia has become almost an entire European affair as the tournament reached the quarter-finals.
Seven European teams find themselves among the last 8, including Denmark, Russia and Sweden, the medallists at last year's Women's 19 EHF EURO 2015.
The only non-European team left in the competition is Korea who will take on Germany this Tuesday, 12 July at 18:30 hrs local time. In the Last 16 Germany beat the Netherlands 28:27, while Korea, winners of the Junior World Championship two years ago, beat Angola 29:27.
In the second quarter-final at 18:30 hrs, tournament hosts Russia face Norway. Russia entered the quarter-final with a convincing 31:20 win against Argentina and Norway beat Brazil 30:23.
At 20:45 hrs local time Sweden play against Denmark and Croatia face Romania. In the Last 16 Sweden dominated Spain and beat them 29:13; Denmark had the upper hand against France, 35:18.
Croatia had a much tougher battle to fight in the Last 16, but eventually they beat Hungary 26:25. Romania's game against Japan was equally close, 32:31.
All quarter-finals are streamed on the Russian Handball Federation's Youtube channel.
Other Younger Age Category events this summer include the Women's Youth World Championship in Slovakia from 19 to 31 July, the Men's 20 EHF EURO in Denmark from 28 July to 7 August, the Men's 18 EHF EURO in Croatia from 11 to 21 August and the Men's 18 EHF Championships from 15 to 21 August in Georgia, Bulgaria and Lithuania.
Photos: Stephane PIllaud / IHF
TEXT: EHF / ts
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