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Iceland blown away host Georgia

In another B group game at the Men’s Youth World Championship, hosting country Georgia met Iceland and lost the game with the result 25:42.

Icelanders started game faster and took a lead from the first minutes of the match, they used almost every moment they had and won the first half over the opponent with confident result 24:8. In the second half Georgians tried to play tough, fast game, but Bjarni Fritzson’s team had an psychological and technical advantage as they made less mistakes than hosts. The best layer from Icelanders was Bjarni Ofeigu Valdimarsson and team’s captain, Zurab Gogava was the most impressive from Georgians.

” I’m very happy with the beginning, in the first half, we played really good game that makes me really happy, there is no big difference from first and second half ” – Bjarni Fritzson, Icelanders head coach.

“We had very bad start, that causes the result of the game. We aim to win against Chile, and go to play-off. We decided to keep our power for Chileans. I want to thank our fans, who came and trusted us” – Beka Orjonikidze, Georgian head coach.

Georgia owns 2 points as Beka Orjonikidze’s team won only a game and Iceland have 6 points as they won every game they played. Georgia will play against Germany at 18:00 and Iceland will face Algeria at 16:00 tomorrow.


Georgian National Handball Federation . 2017