Hungary Shocked Croatia for place in quarterfinals

CROATIA – HUNGARY 23-27 (12-13)

Hungary secured the place in quarterfinal of 2019 IHF Men’s Youth World Championship. They defeated Croatia (27-23) in very interesting semifinals match.

Hungary started the match powerful and took four goals lead (9-5). But Croatia went at half time with one goal less than the rival (13-12).

A the start of second period Croatia took the lead (16-14) but Hungary didn’t give up and made the turn point (17-19).
Croatia didn’t have an idea in the attack and that was the end for their title hopes. Hungary took the comfortable win.

Huba Vajda was scorer of 6 goals for Hungary. Gianfranco Pribetić scored 6 goals from 6 attempts for Croatia.

Hungary in the quarterfinals will play agains Germany.

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Head Coach Croatia – Siniša Markota

We started the game very bad, our defense was not on the level of previous games and it was nervous overtook my players. We weren’t our realselves today. I really saw my team battling till the end of championship but we failed in this very important game. We are very dissapointed.

Head Coach Hungary – Krisztian Karpati

I felt that we are going to win this game. Crucial thing was that we were very good in the second half when Croatia was in lead. I hope that we will be prepared for tomorrow and I see my team fighting for medal on this championship.