Leaders of group D, Spain was very motivated to beat Slovenia and maintain the first position. In case of Slovenia’s win three teams would gain 8 points each and the situation would become rather complicated as Tunisia beat Slovenia but North Africans were beaten by Spain.
The game was fast and intense. Spain took lead and won the first half 17:10. In the second half Spaniards increased the difference with one goal – 30:22.
Best players: Domen Macus (CB) from Slovenia and Ian Tarrafeta Serrano (CB) from Spain.
JANEZ KLEMENCIC (Head coach of Slovenia): I congratulate Spanish team. They are very good. Now we have to prepare for play-off stage and forget this match.
DANIEL SANCHEZ-NIVEZ (Assistant coach of Spain): I think it was our best game at the tournament. We were concentrated. During first 10 minutes our performance was almost perfect and we were leading throughout the match.