FRANCE 2017

HISTORIC WIN FOR CHILE: First European scalp ever comes from Belarus

Chilean handball team wrote the most pleasant chapter of the national history! The first ever European scalp was taken at the start of IHF World Championship in France! Chileans made a day of January 13 unforgetable by beating Belarus 32:28 (14:14).

Both teams had their periods of domination. Chileans led 9:5 in the first half, but only 12 minutes before the end, Belarus were on +3 – 24:21. However, fantastic finish of outsiders with 6:1 series in the last six minutes earned first two points for Chile and put them with one leg at knock-out stage!

The best Chilean player, right back Rodrigo Salinas netted eight goals, Feuchtmann scored seven, while on the European side Artsem Karalek scored 10 goals.

PHOTO: IHF

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