In Group C brave Croatia created a little miracle against Poland who had won previous two matches but failed against enormous motivation of their third opponent. For Croatians it was the first win and as they draw against Portugal on the opening day of the tournament, they have now three points.
In the first half Poles beat Croatia 20:12, but result of the second half was 21:8 in favor of Croatia. It was an example of how one team changed from weak to strong side an other lost many of their positive qualities. Perhaps after the break poles thought that the job was already done.
Ivan Martinovic (RB) was named the best player of Croatian team. He scored 9 goals. Best player of Poland was goalkeeper Marek Bartosik.
LUKA PANZA (Head coach of Croatia): It was a game with big return, especially in the second half, when we played openly. I want my team to play whole tournament that way.
MICHAL SKRSKI (coach of Poland): It is difficult to say something about this game. Players were so good in the first half, good in defense, good shots… We could get it, but we lost.