Norway outscored Chile for premiere victory of the tournament

NORWAY – CHILE 38-23 (20-9)

Norway took their first victory at the 2019 IHF Men’s Youth World Championship with a commanding win (38-23) over Chile in the round three for Group A in Jane Sandanski Arena. There was little doubt which side would take the victory even before the match began. Norway is obviously better side.

Norway started the match powerful and after 30 minutes outscored the rival (20-9). In the second period Chile made a lot of mistakes and Norway team was able to punished them with counterattacks.

Mads Falck Rekstad was the best scorer of the match for Norway with 7 goals from nine attempts. Matias Paya also scored 7 goals for Chile team.


Head Coach Norway – Johnny Jensen

We had to win this game. It was very difficult for us because we have to be 100% in full shape to bit them. It was very important for us to take two points. We used all the players and if we continue like this I see my team in top ten teams of this championship.   

Head Coach Chile – Claudio Miguel Lira Mendiguren

It was very difficult for us because intensity of the game was very high. Our players are not used on this level of games. I see our chance for points in the match against Saudi Arabia.