In another placement match Russia met Portugal and defeated the opponents with the result 33:26.
Teams began the match with almost equal advantage and Russian won the half-time with 2 points difference 14:12. In the second half Alexey Solovyev’s team increased the difference, fought for every ball and finished the match with 7 points difference. Sergey Nikolaenkov was named as the best player from Russia as he scored 12 goals for his team and Diogo Silva was the most impressive from Portugal as he scored 9 goals.
“We were damaged in the match against France, now we lost the match, Russian defense was difficult to overcome” – Ricardo Santos, Portuguese head coach.
“It was a good game, when you win a game you say that it was really good game. There were some mistakes but we won anyway’ – Alexey Solovyev, Russian head coach
Russia will Face Sweden for 5th place and Portugal will play against Japan for 7th place.