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Portugal beat Argentina

Group C match Between Portugal and Argentina started with unlucky incident for European team – at the 4th minute, when the score was 2:1 in favor of Argentina, Andre Gomes was injured and knocked out of the game. This could be an important moment, as Argenta increased the lead – 5:1, but brave Portugal showed their strength and in 8 minutes managed to run away 9:1, making the score 10:6. the result of the first half was 10:13 in favor of Portugal.

The second half was tough, but Portugal kept their leadership and won 30:28. It was second defeat for Argentina and first win for Portugal after the drawing with Croatia in the first game.

The best player of Portugal was Francisco Pereira and Lucas Aizen was named best among Argentinians.

RICARDO SANTOS (Head coach of Portugal): It was a very Difficult game. We had injury and it was not for young players to control emotions till the end. Argentina is a very good team but this time we won.

CARLOS OSVALDO LOPES (Head coach of Argentina): It was a very hard game, positive side of which was our inspiration, but we played badly in attack.


Georgian National Handball Federation . 2017