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Qatar win opener at Lusail

Qatar celebrated victory 28:23 over Brazil in the opening match of Qatar 2015 in front of only 6.000 fans in more than half empty Lusail Multipurpose hall in Doha.

The host team of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship opened the match in the best possible manner. Even the hall wasn’t sold-out, the home team players got the wings from the fans and led by rampant line player Alla Hassab made five goals difference after opening 14 minutes (7:3). The other side of the court was the kingdom of Qatari goalie Danijel Šarić (20 saves), who saved seven shots and helped his team defensive line.


Two goals of Qatari right back Žarko Marković provided the highest advantage for the team coached by Valero Rivera – 13:6, but the last ten minutes were ceirtanly something what the Spaniard didn’t want to see from his team.  Brazilians made the fantastic come back with 6:1 series and came closer until the half-time buzzer – 14:12.

In the second half, Brazilian players were close to turnover the match, but they have been always stopped by the FC Barcelona goalie, who provide a smooth finish to his new country. At the end 28:23, the perfect start for Qatari aims to go the the eight-finals…

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