One of the countries which will host the upcoming Men’s EHF EURO 2020 in January, Austria, had an successful EHF week in October. The team of Slovenian coach Ales Pajovic won two matches on home court in order to raise up self-confidence before the important event. Firstly, Austria beat Serbia 32:30, and then, three days after, they left Dutch team two goals behind – 26:24.
Austria – The Netherlands 26-24 (14-13)
Austria: Janko Bozovic 5, Nikola Bilyk 5, Fabian Posch 4, Sebastian Frimmel 2, Robert Weber 2, Boris Zivkovic 2, Daniel Dicker 2, Alexander Hermann 1, David Brandfellner 1, Jakob Jochmann 1 og Julian Pratschner 1.
The Netherlands: Jeffrey Boomhouwer 6, Iso Sluijters 4, Samir Benghanem 3, Rutger ten Velde 3, Niels Versteijnen 2, Alec Smit 2, Robin Jansen 1, Ivo Steins 1, Kay Smits 1 og Jasper Adams 1.
The Netherlands played 29:29 against Slovenia before clash with Austrians.