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France won the title

France is a world champion again! Despite the fact that to win world’s major tournaments is a difficult task, in Tbilisi, Georgia, at the men’s youth World Championship, France seemed favorites from the very first game. Spain seemed a very strong team and real contender either.

First minutes of the final game was nervous. Both teams made mistakes. Spain scored the first goal and France equalized only after three minutes. At 10th minute there was just 3:2 on the scoreboard. Eight times sides leveled the score before the break. France came forward at 15th minute but the first half ended 13:12 in favor of Spain.

In the second half the score was level six times. Spain tried their best but at the end of the day it was France who gained the deserved win and become the world champions.

The best player of France was Kylian Villemiont, who scored 13 goals and later was named the MVP of the tournament.

The best player of Spanish team was Pol Robira Valera who scored 8 goals.

Eric Quintin (Head Coach of France): I am really happy for my boys because we work really hard for months. We deserved it. Today our opponents were really good but we didn’t play as usual. It was a great game.

Daniel F. Sanchez Nieves (Assistant Coach of Spain): It is very sad when you lose the last match but a few minutes later we were very proud. Our team was a little nervous, because we played against very respected France. I think we played at the same level as France, but still, opponents were better. I want to congratulate champions.


Georgian National Handball Federation . 2017