In the Olympic Palace of Tbilisi, Georgia, round of sixteen game at the men’s youth world championship between Portugal and Tunisia was tense. Even though Portugal had a comparative advantage in the first half, Tunisia played bravely and at 11th minute even came forward, but still lost the first half 14:17.
After the break, advantage of Portuguese has become more clear and the match finished 34:25.
The best player of Portugal was Goncalo Vieira and Ala Mustafa (CB) was named the best among Tunisians.
In quarterfinals Portugal will play against the winner between France and Chile.
RICARDO SANTOS (Head coach of Portugal): It was a very good game for us, because we won and went to the quarter-finals. Tomorrow we will try to be as good as we were today. We played very well defensively.
RIADH BEDOUI (Head coach of Tunisia): We played against a very good team. It was difficult, they deserved the victory. Our negative side was defense as they scored too many goals. Positive side is that many players rested.