Croatia will play against Norway for the final of the World Championship 2017 on Friday in Paris! The bronze medal team from the last EHF EURO 2016 in Poland took revenge on the team who beat them in semi-final in Krakow, Spain 30:29, to secure another chance to be at three-level podium.
After 60 minutes of tough battle for every single ball, Spaniards didn’t organized well the last attack and stayed out of the medal battles.
The Man of the Match was Croatian left back Marko Mamic, who netted nine goals in 60 minutes of his life, while on the other side, Angel Fernandez scored seven.
29 – Spain: Pérez de Vargas (Corrales); Ángel Fdez. (7), A. Dujshebaev (5), Cañellas (1), Morros, G. Guardiola (1), Balaguer (3); Gurbindo (1), Rivera (3, 2p), Tomás (3), R. Entrerríos, Sarmiento (1), J. Aginagalde (1), Goñi (3). Lanz.: 27/39. Pen.: 2/3.
30 – Croatia: Pesic (Stevanovic); Duvnjak (3), Horvat (4, 1p), Mandalinic, Strlek, Musa (3), Sebetic; Stepancic (3), Gojun (1), Matulic, Kontrec (2), Mamic (9), Cindric (5). Lanz.: 30/50. Pen.: 1/1.
PHOTO: HRS, Jozo Cabraja