In Group C Croatia was one point and one place above Brazil, thus the game between two teams was very important. Consequently the most part of the first half was equal and on the scoreboard one could read: 1:1, 3:3, 5:5, 6:6, 7:7, 8:8, 11:11, 12:12. At the twenty-third minute Croats got advantage and won the first half 18:13.
In the second half the Europeans increased their superiority and the final result of the match was 40:24. Thereafter it became clear that in group C two teams who will leave the competition are Brazil and Argentina. Others continue to fight for better places in the final table.
The best player of Croatia Was the top scorer Ivan Martinovic (RB) – 11 goals. The best among Brazilians were Gustavo De Andre Silva (CB) – 5 goals.
WASHINGTON SILVA (Head coach of Brazil): In the first half we did very good job in both defense and attack. In the second half we made a lot of mistakes.
LUKA PANZA (Head coach of Croatia): In this game we managed to control the whole match. At first we were a little bit slow, but after the break our defense was better. The opponents didn’t have big chances, so we won and I am happy.