IHF Super Globe began with a surprise. HSV got only a point against El Jaish 29:29 (13:13) with the last second goal from Kentin Mahe from 7-meter. Qatari team played without the biggest star Markussen, but was very good with TOP scorer Zoran Roganovic (7 goals). Obviously, German champion came to Doha tired after two tough matches with Fuchse Berlin.
F.C Barcelona had easy job against Qatari Al Rayyan 38:25 with good 60 minutes from Lazarov, Karabatic and Tomas (6), while the best player in defeated team was Croatian goalkeeper, Vlado Bozic with 13 saves.
At the oppening match Etoile Sportive du Sahel beat Taubate 29 : 24 (14 : 11).