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The first half of the match between Denmark and Qatar ended with the European team leading 17-12.
Denmark raised its score to six points at the top of the group, after rising from the first round with four points, compared to two points for Qatar in the first round.
Bahrain lost by ten goals to second-placed Croatia in the group with five points, while the Arab team remained without points.
Argentina decided the victory over Japan by four goals, after the first half ended in its favor 17-13, to raise its score to four points in third place, compared to one point for Japan in fifth place.
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In Group A, the Hungarian national team continued their lead by defeating Brazil 29-23 in the first round of the main round of the tournament.
The Hungarian national team raised its score to six points at the top of the group, compared to one point for Brazil in fifth place.
Spain thwarted the return of the German national team in a thrilling match that was decided by a 32-28 victory, in the climax of the group’s first round matches.
Spain raised its score to five points in second place, while Germany ranks fourth with only two points.
End of the match 🔥
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The Polish national team finished third with four points after their 30-16 victory over Uruguay, which remained in the bottom side without points after the end of the first round.
In the President’s Cup competitions, the Democratic Republic of the Congo made history by winning 32-31 over Angola in a pure African meeting in Group A.
The first half ended 15-13 in its favor, to claim the first two points in the group, equal to Tunisia, which had won 10-0 at Cape Verde after its withdrawal.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is scheduled to meet its Tunisian counterpart on Saturday, while the Angolan team gets a rest after the withdrawal of Cape Verde from the tournament.