World champions from Qatar 2015, France won tight match in Skopje, where Macedonia 27:25 showed once again how tough is to play and beat them in front of 6.000 fans in Boris Trajkovski hall. Kentin Mahe scored decisive goal for French victory 25 seconds before the buzzer. Michael Guigou scored six goals for the winners, while Kiril Lazarov was the best shooter in the home squad with 8 goals.
Czech Republic celebrated an important away win over Switzerland 30:26 which again gave wings to Horak, Stochl and Co. after home draw with Macedonians in October.
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