On the third day of the European Championship, preliminary round has finished. European beach handball players will try to reach the quarter-finals in the matches which will be played tomorrow, on Friday, 23th of June.
Greece team came at this EURO only in the women’s event. Their good games and fighting spirit brought them into the main round of the competition. In the last match in the preliminary round, they beat Croatia after the shoot-out (20:21, 19:14, 7:6). „It was a tough game against host team Croatia. We are happy and looking forward to see the next round“, said Magdalini Kepesidou.
In preliminary round, after the men’s team Spain was better than Germany with 2:0 in sets (20:17, 26:19), Spanish guys were full of emotions and good vibes. Gonzalo Cervera Perez de Vargas and Adria Ortola Lopez stated: „We are very happy. The competition is really good, there is no bad team. We will keep our tactic, and hopefully, with this team spirit would be possible to reach the finals.”
In preliminary round in Group B, there was a surprise for spectators when Ukraine men’s team won the match against the current European champions, team Croatia (17:23, 26:24, 8:6).
In the uncertain match between women’s teams Russia and Croatia in the main round, team Russia was better (21:17, 19:15). Valeria Gorelova was satisfied after the win: „It was a hard game, but we have waited for this moment. We did a great job and let’s move on!“.
Tomorrow, 23th of June, matches will be played in the main round of the EURO. The first matches are scheduled at 10 am in the men’s event, while the matches in the women’s event will start at 11 am.