Iceland beat the Dutch national team Sunday by a narrow 29-28, in a result that allows Portugal to keep chances of qualifying for the European Handball “main round” 2022. This would not have happened if the Dutch had won.
In the first half, Gudmundsor Gudmundsson’s men were leading 15-13, in a match in which Björn Siegwaldi Gudjohnson was the Vikings’ top scorer, with eight goals. On the Dutch side, Kai Smets stood out by scoring 13 goals, but it was not enough to avoid defeat.
However, this result no longer guarantees Iceland qualification for the “main round”, as Portugal lost to Hungary on Sunday And he hasn’t scored yet, he’s already out of the next stage. Group B has everything open already and is on fire.
With their defeats 28-24 and 31-30 to Iceland and Hungary, respectively, Portugal ranks fourth and last with zero points. Iceland leads with four, while Hungary and the Netherlands each have two.
Tuesday, Only a victory is important for Portugal against the Netherlands Meanwhile, the Portugal ‘hopes’ Iceland beat Hungary.
Thus, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the Hungarians will have two points, but the formation led by Paulo Jorge Pereira should defeat the Netherlands by a difference of no less than brace, to be able to get the best of this ‘mini-tournament’ with Hungary and the Netherlands and follow up in second place, with Iceland winning the group. Remember, the Dutch beat Hungary 31-28 in the first round.
Germany and Poland in the “main tour”
At the end of the second round, four are already qualified for the “main round”. This Sunday, Germany and Poland secured qualification in Group D, with each receiving four points, given zero by Austria and Belarus. Germany defeated Austria 34-29 and Poland defeated Belarus 29-20. in a. Saturday, Spain and Denmark have already qualified.
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