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May 8, 2021

Men Handball W.Ch: Sweden and Denmark in the semi-finals

Both Northern European neighbours have reached the W.Ch. semifinals after the second Match Day of the Main Round: After Sweden had beaten Croatia 29-25, Denmark took both points against Argentina on Sunday night, final score 31-24. For Denmark it was the seventh victory in the seventh match – and now it’s decided that no other team can overtake Sweden anymore, the official website of the competition hand­ball2011.com informs. Both semi-finalists will meet on Tuesday for the group winner – and a draw is enough for Denmark to remain on top. No matter what team will win the group the Danes play their semi in Kristianstad and Sweden in Malmo.

In the game against Ar­gentina, Denmark intermediately was close to a defeat, but in the end the team in red and white secured their straight seventh victory, which meant the qualification for the semi-final with 8-0 points. But Argentina was a much stronger opponent the Danes had expected – in the middle of the second half the game was close to turn – and then the saves of goalkeeper Niklas Landin brought the Danes back on the winner’s way. The Danish coach Ulrik Wilbek had changed his team in contrast to the victory against Poland, but even his substitute players on the wing position fit well.

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