The Swedish national team succeeded in maintaining the top of the fourth group of the main round of the World Handmen Championship in its 27th edition before a round to the end, after a 28-28 draw against Slovenia in the second round matches.
The tie between Sweden and Slovenia sparked the conflict in Group D, as Sweden raised its score to 6 points in the lead, evenly with the Egyptian team, but with the advantage of direct confrontations, and the Russian Federation is third with 5 points, equal with Slovenia, but with the advantage of direct confrontations, and each of the four teams has a chance to qualify For the quarter-finals. Belarus, with two points and North Macedonia with no points, lost their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals.
The first half began with a strong Swedish team, which raised the goal difference to 4, but Slovenia’s men succeeded in reducing the difference and the first half ended with a score of 15-14 for Sweden.
And in the second half, the excitement reached its climax when the two teams exchanged progress in the score before Sweden surpassed, Sweden’s Jim Gottfriedson won the Player of the Match award after scoring 4 goals for his team.
Sweden concludes its confrontations in the main round against the Russian Federation, while Slovenia faces Egypt, and the Slovenian team has no alternative to winning to preserve the chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals.
The owners of the first two positions in the group qualify for the quarter-finals, and in the event of equal points, direct confrontations between the two teams are considered, but in the event of three teams equal, the results are considered between the three only.