NEWS REPORT: Tunisia beat Iceland in the Last 16 of the Men’s 21 World Championship in Algeria to remain the only non-European in the competition
Tunisia spoil European party at Men’s 21 World Championship
If it weren’t for Tunisia, the Men’s 21 World Championship would have turned into an all-European affair as the competition has reached the quarter-finals.
However, in a thrilling match which saw Tunisia scoring the decisive goal 14 seconds before the final whistle, the African nation beat Iceland 28:27.
“I cried for the first time after a game,” said Ben Abdallah immediately after the game.
“With this win for the national team I cannot put my feelings into words; I cannot describe my happiness. Even though I scored the last goal, it was teamwork which made us win,” Ben Abdallah was quoted on the IHF website.
Tunisia now face Men’s 20 EHF EURO silver medallists, Germany, on Thursday night.
Germany reached the quarter-final following a 31:28 win against Sweden.
Also in the quarter-final are France who beat Faroe Islands 28:25 to set up an encounter against FYR Macedonia who beat had the upper hand, 24:20, against tournament hosts Algeria.
Men’s 20 EHF EURO 2016 champions beat Argentina 27:21. They will now face Hungary who won 26:25 against Slovenia.
The remaining quarter-final will be played between Denmark and Russia. The former beat Scandinavian rivals, Norway, 34:27, while Russia also scored 34 goals in their 34:25 win against Croatia.
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.
TEXT: EHF / ts
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