Slovenia – North Macedonia – World Handball Cup 2021
Slovenia won its first match in the main round of the Handball World Cup at the expense of Macedonia, and rose to second place in Group D, which includes Egypt.
Slovenia defeated North Macedonia by a score over Cairo International Stadium Hall 31-21 in the first round of the main group stage.
Slovenia finished the first half with 4 goals, with a score of 13-9.
In the second half of the match, Slovenia extended the gap to 10 goals, winning 31-21.
The victory raised the balance of Slovenia to 4 points, to be promoted to second place in the group at the expense of Russia.
Current group order:
Sweden 4 points
Slovenia 4 points
Russian Federation 3 points
Egypt 2 points
Belarus 1 point
North Macedonia 0 points
** The first and second place winners qualify for the tournament quarter-finals.
Shortly after, Egypt will play with the Russian Federation in the first round of the main group stage of the tournament, while Sweden will play Belarus at 9:30 pm.
Slovenia will play Sweden in the second round next Friday, while North Macedonia will play the Russian Federation on the same day.