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Date: 10/13/2018

The last four games of the men's beach handball competition at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games take place today at Sarmiento Park, Buenos Aires.

The remaining four teams will have two games to grab a medal, with one going home disappointed as, first the semi-finals are played this morning, then the medal matches this afternoon

2018 Youth Olympic Games – Buenos Aires

Matchday 6: Men’s Finals Day  – Saturday 13 October

- Hosts play Portugal, world champions Spain play Croatia in semi-finals
- Both games are re-matches of those played earlier in Buenos Aires
- Spain beat Croatia in bronze medal match at EHF EURO 18 earlier this year
- Semi-finals played this morning, bronze and gold matches this afternoon

For the match schedules and results click HERE and HERE. How to Follow the Games HERE.

Men’s Finals Day

On the second day of Buenos Aires 2018, hosts Argentina continued their men's competition journey with a 2:1 win over Portugal, winning the first period by two points and then losing the second clearly (14:8).

Many fans inside the beach handball arena had never seen the sport live before and they were treated to the ultimate pressure situation as it went to a shoot-out. Thankfully - for the host nation - they won the shoot-out 10:5.

Little did either team dream that by the weekend they would be one game away from a certain medal as they face off against each other in the early match this morning under an intense fan and media gaze as the host nation looks for a medal.

The other semi-final sees another Buenos Aires re-match as Spain take on Croatia. They met in the main round with Spain dominating, winning 52:36 in points overall, 2:0. But Croatia do not want to let another medal slip through their fingers in 2018. In the U18 Men's EHF EURO held earlier this year in Montenegro, Spain beat them 11:10 in a shoot-out to claim bronze and send the Croatians home empty-handed.

Whatever happens in the semi-finals, the losing teams will get another shot at a medal - bronze - later on while those who do win will be guaranteed at least silver.

Matches (all times local)

09:30 Semi-Final 1: Argentina vs Portugal

10:20 Semi-Final 2: Spain vs Croatia

14:10 Bronze Medal (3/4 Place): Teams to be confirmed

15:50 Gold Medal (1/2 Place): Teams to be confirmed