WCh 2013: First win for Belarus - Tunisia beat Montenegro! | Handball Planet

WCh 2013: First win for Belarus – Tunisia beat Montenegro!

Russia with harder-than-expected victory over Qatar – 29:22
The Russian handball players had to fight hard to gain victory against Qatar. In what was supposed to be rather easy game turned into interesting game in which Russia had to fight for every goal. The Qatari’s were able at time to turn the goal difference down to few goals, but most of the time the Russians kept steady the margin at around 4-5 goals. The first half finished with only three goals advantage for Russia, 16:13. In the second half Russia continued with the slight domination, and won it with 29:22.

Belarus wins against South Korea – 26:20
Belarus recovered from yesterdays defeat at the hands of Serbia, by beating South Korea today with 26:20. This will be an important victory for Belarus in their bid to bounce back and aim for one of the top places. The first half was quite even, with the Belarussians playing a bit better, and going at the break with 2 goals advantage, 12:10. In the second half however, Rutenka and co. started playing even better and made a substantial advantage of around +6 with 10 minutes before the end of the game, winning it eventually with 26:20.

Tunisia with an important win over Montenegro 27:25
The Tunisian players definitely forgot the defeat against France at the beginning o the Championship. After surprisingly winning over Germany two days ago, now the Tunisians make their forward to the 1/8-finals by defeating Montenegro with 27:25. It was a very tense game in which neither team had advantage after the first half, finishing 11:11. However, with slightly better play in the second half and very good offense which scored a total of 16 goals in the second half, the Tunisians edged past Montenegro with 27:25.

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