SPAIN – SWEDEN 28-27 (16-18)
Spain joined the list of quarter-finalists at the 2019 IHF Men’s Youth World Championship when they defeated European champions Sweden on Wednesday night in Jane Sandanski Arena, Skopje. In fantastic game, Spain overpowered the rival with series 7-0 in the second half and took the lead.
It was an impressive comeback from Spain, after their opponents were in control throughout the first 47 minutes. Sweden was very good before. They made series 5-0 from 19-19 in 35 minute, but it was not enough to win in semifinals.
Oscar Garcia Sanchez and Sergi Ala Sanchez scored five goals each for Spain team.
Spain will play against Denmark in the quarterfinals of 2019 IHF Men’s Youth World Championship.
Head Coach Sweden – Dennis Sandberg
We failed to maintain the same level of game in the most important moments and that is why we lost the game. Spain players were very motivated. We are very sorry that we are not in the Quarterfinals.
Head Coach Spain – Alberto Suarez Menendez
This was very difficult match. We are very happy that we are through among the best eight teams. The faith of our team in the difficult moment when we were four goals down in the second half was crucial for this success.