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Iceland Must Beat Montenegro to Advance to Handball Semifinal

By Yelena

Photo: HSÍ/Facebook. The National men’s handball team at the 2022 European Championship game against Croatia.

Iceland’s men’s national handball team must win their match against Montenegro tomorrow in order to advance to the semi-finals of the 2022 European Handball Championships. Yet victory alone will not ensure their advance in the tournament: it is also dependent on Denmark beating France. Iceland’s team is currently in third place in Group I, with four points.

The men’s handball team started the tournament on a high note, winning all three of their matches in the preliminary round and advancing to the main round at the top of their group. The streak was interrupted by a COVID outbreak on the team just before Iceland’s match against world champion Denmark, which they lost 24-28. That was followed by a 29-21 victory against Olympic champions France on January 22 and a disappointing 22-23 loss to Croatia last night.

Iceland plays Montenegro tomorrow at 2:30 PM UTC.

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