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February 25, 2021

Romania qualified for Women’s Handball World Championship

The Romanian national women’s handball team qualified for the final tournament of he World Championship in China, after defeating Belarus by 38 – 32 (22 – 16) on Saturday, at the Polyvalent Hall in Bucharest, in the second leg of the tie break. In the first leg, Romania had won the game in Mogilev by 32 – 31.

During the game attended by President Traian Basescu, the national team managed to undoubtedly win the return leg of the game versus Belarus, due to the great skills of the players and to the excellent game of the goalkeepers Radulescu and Smedescu. Romania had a start lineup that included Paula Radulescu, Valentina Elisei Ardean, Cristina Neagu, Narcisa Lecusanu, Oana Manea, Carmen Amariei and Ramona Maier, had a great start and registered an advance of five goals from the initial ten minutes of the game.

The difference grew to six goals by the end of the first half (22 – 16). The second round was also dominated by the Romanian players and the difference increases to nine goals in the 42nd minute (29 – 20). The game registered no significant change, although the coach Radu Voina sent on the field all the players, and ended with an obvious and well deserved victory of 38 – 32 that offered the Romanian team to attend this year’s World Championship as well, due to take place in China this December.

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