Russia won fantastic game against Korea who was considered as favorites in the round of sixteen. It was the game where the rivals of Denmark should have been identified. During first 18 minutes teams played equally but then the Asians increased intensity and won the first half 18:14 – giving the impression, that in the second half they can do even more.
After the break the game become even more intense. Russian defense and the star player Sergei Kosorotov (15 goals) were very impressive and usually sparkling Korea lost with a difference of one goal – 31:32.
The best player of Russia was Sergei Kosorotov (CB) and the best player of Korea was Seung Park, who scored 7 goals.
ALEXEY SOLOVYEV (Head of Russian delegation): It was a difficult game but the team work won. Before the break our players were not confident enough, but in the second half things changed.