It was the last game of group C where Croatia just needed to beat Argentina to occupy the second place in the table above Portugal. The match begun with runaway of Croats 8:0 in 13 minutes and than they maintained the advantage during the first half, which ended 15:8. In the second half dominance of the Europeans continued and Croatia won 31:19.
Both goalkeepers Vladimit Gosic of Croatia and Santiago Giovagnola of Argentina were named the best players of the game.
Croatia will play against Slovenia in the round of sixteen.
LUKA PANZA (Head coach of Croatia): We controlled the whole match. We entered the match well, we had good defense. The negative side is that we could not keep going at some level as we did it before.
SANTIAGO GIOVAGNOLA (Goalkeeper of Argentina): We started well, but then lost against better opposition. Our good feature is that we never give up.