NEWS REPORT: Germany, France, Slovenia, Spain and Croatia are yet to lose a match at the Men’s 21 World Championship in Algeria as the preliminary round has come to a close and the Last 16 throws off on Wednesday
All 13 European teams reach Last 16 of Men’s 21 World Championship
13 European started their campaign at the Men’s 21 World Championship in Algeria last week; all 13 are still in the game as the preliminary round has come to an end and the Last 16 throws off on Wednesday.
Spain and Germany, the respective gold and silver medallists at the Men’s 20 EHF EURO 2016, have played the most successful campaign so far, with both teams winning all of their five preliminary round matches.
Germany, as the first ranked team in Group A, now face Sweden, the fourth ranked team from Group B. Spain play against Argentina.
Furthermore, the teams from France, Slovenia and Croatia have not lost a match yet.
France drew 22:22 with Slovenia and the teams are joint-top of Group B with nine points, with France in first only because of the better goal difference.
Croatia tied 24:24 with tournament hosts Algeria, but beat Iceland 29:26 in the decisive match on Monday to top Group D.
In the Last 16 on Wednesday, Croatia now face Russia, France play the Faroe Islands, Iceland meet Tunisia and Slovenia battle it out against Hungary.
In the two remaining Last 16 matches, hosts Algeria play against FYR Macedonia and Denmark are up against Norway. All throw-off times and venues can be found on the International Handball Federation’s competition website.
Live streams of all matches are available on two different Youtube channels depending on the venue.
Photos: IHF / Stephane Pillaud
TEXT: EHF / ts
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