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Date: 7/13/2017

Netherlands, Hungary, China and Portugal are on top of the Main Round phase at the  IHF Women’s U17 Beach Handball World Championship.


Main Round – Group I

The Netherlands had an incredible day at the IHF U17 Beach Handball World Championship. In the morning they beat Croatia 2:0 (26:16 and 20:17) and in the afternoon they defeated Argentina in an exciting continental champions contest. The Dutchies won 2:1 (12:16, 17:9, SO 4:3).

Prior to their loss versus the Dutch, Argentina had taken the points versus Chinese Taipei in two sets (21:9 and 11:9). Taipei also lost to Hungary 2:0 (13:26 and 18:20).

Tomorrow Hungary will match up with the Netherlands in a more than promising European contest. The Croatians will face Chinese Taipei aiming for the 4th rank of the group and a quarter-final spot.


Rank (as of July 13)

1- Netherlands (6 pts)

2- Hungary (6 pts)

3- Argentina (4 pts)

4- Croatia (0 pts)

5- Chinese Taipei (0 pts)



Main Round – Group II

China and Portugal share the first place of the group as they are both on 8 points. The Asian side defeated American Samoa 2:0 (20:11 and 21:7) and then showed their best skills to beat Spain in the shoot-out (27:28, 27:20, SO 8:6).

The Spain ‘Guerreras’ had previously won 2:0 versus Thailand (22:18 and 26:22), who also lost 2:1 to Portugal (24:28, 24:22, SO 0:7). The Portuguese completed a wonderful day with a 2:0 victory over Venezuela (30:16 and 24:14).

The Chinese are playing Portugal on the second Main Round day, as Venezuela will meet Spain and Thailand will confront with American Samoa.


Rank (as of July 13)

1- China (8 pts)

2- Portugal (8 pts)

3- Spain (4 pts)

4- Thailand (2 pts)

5- Venezuela (2 pts)

6- American Samoa (0 pts)



Consolation Round

Paraguay lead the Consolidation Round after their 2:0 wins versus Mauritius (22:4 and 26:3) and Australia (20:2 and 21:6). Tomorrow the hosts will play the Oceania side in search of their first triumph at the competition.

Rank (as of July 13)

1- Paraguay (4 pts)

2- Australia (0 pts)

3- Mauritius (0 pts)