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Iceland Beats Germany in Handball World Cup

icelandicflagThe Icelandic national team in women’s handball beat Germany by six goals, 26-20, in their fourth game in the World Championship in Brazil yesterday. Now a draw against China tomorrow will be enough for Iceland to qualify for the 16-team playoffs.

Germany achieved a seven-goal lead in the first half but Iceland managed to turn the scores around before halftime, leading by one goal, 13-12, reports.

The scores were even in the second half until 11 minutes remained. The Icelandic defense was then rock solid, changing the scores from 18-18 to 21-18 for Iceland.

Germany never regained the lead and the Icelandic defense and goalkeeper Guðný Jenný Ásmundsdóttir ensured that the opposition didn’t score a single goal in the last nine minutes of the game.

Meanwhile Iceland’s shooters continued to score, claiming one penalty throw after the next. The last five goals of the game were scored by Iceland.

Click here to read more about Iceland’s performance at the World Championship.


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