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Iceland’s Handball Team Plays Poland Next at Olympics

After a nerve-wracking final round in the preliminary men’s handball competition at the Beijing Olympics, it became clear yesterday that Iceland will play Poland in their first game of the quarter finals early tomorrow morning, Icelandic time.

The team that wins tomorrow’s game will make it to the semi-finals and have a shot at a medal, and the loser will play for fifth to eighth place, Morgunbladid reports.

Poland is one of Iceland’s strongest opponents; Poland beat Iceland 34-28 in the pre-competition for the Olympics in Wroclaw in Poland in the end of May.

“We know the Polish team well,” said Iceland’s assistant coach Óskar Bjarni Óskarsson, adding that Iceland is well prepared for tomorrow’s game.

Poland also beat Iceland when the teams met in the World Championship last year where Poland surprised the world of handball by finishing second.

Yesterday, Poland tied France, another strong team, 30-30.

Click here to read about Iceland making it to the quarter finals at the Olympics.

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