London Olympics Handball Day 6
Second time not the charm for Serbia. Croatia and France book quarter finals tickets.
Headlining Match Day 3 in the Men's competition, Serbia and Denmark did not disappoint. Not unless you were a Serbian fan. The Danes held on to for a 26:25 win, despite Serbia's Marko Vujin and Momir Ilic's 13 combined goals.
Croatian right winger Ivan Cupic did his best Ivano Balic impersonation scoring 7 goals in Croatia's 26:19 win over Hungary.
France qualified for the knockout stage by defeating Tunisia 25-19 in a very physical defensive contest. Narcisee and Omeyer confirmed their world class. Again. Tunisia put up a good fight but in the end they ran out of gas. Worth noting is how patient and methodical France was throughout the game, as most of the players knew each other from the French League. Their technical superiority was decisive in one on one situations, especially by Narcisse. France however, will need to step it up a notch, if they are to go deep in this tournament.
Iceland handed Sweden its first loss of the tournament 33:32 and hosts England fell to Argentina 32:21 to remain oh-for-naught in the win column with an abysmal - 62 goal difference. South Korea, Tunisia and Serbia join Team GB to round out the bottom 4.
Spain continue to surprise - if you consider their 2 wins and 1 loss record in a very difficult division. The one goal loss was at the hands of medal favorites Denmark.
Here are Thursday's results and standings for the Men's competition.
It's Match Day 5 for the ladies today. Denmark and Norway will be televised LIVE on MSNBC at 3:15 PM Central.