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Handball World Cup: the Gladiators could not face the power of Germany

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The match was played in the Polish city of Katowice, and Los Gladiadores, led by DT Guillermo Milano, had Pedro Martínez Cami as the team’s top scorer in the match with five scores.

The Argentine team, which included Diego Simonet, its greatest figure and captain, lost 24 to 11 at the end of the first half

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Germany thus achieved its fourth consecutive victory in the tournament after winning zone E with six points: it beat Algeria (37-21); Serbia (34-33) and Qatar (31-27).

The Gladiators will play again next Saturday against Serbia (11:30) and then, on Monday, they will face Qatar.

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The Argentine team defeated North Macedonia 35-26 last Tuesday, in a match corresponding to the third date of group F, and advanced to the second round of the ecumenical tournament.

The national team lost in its debut against the Netherlands by 29-19, in a match that was played at the Tauron Arena in the Polish city of Krakow; then they were defeated by Norway, 32-21, and finally beat North Macedonia 35-26.

The 2023 Handball World Cup is played in Poland, with venues in Katowice, Plock, Krakow, Gdansk, Silesia, Malopolska and Mazowsze, and Sweden, in the cities of Stockholm, Malmo, Gothenburg, Kristianstad and Jonkoping.

The Argentine team, winner of the gold medal at the Odesur Games in Asunción, Paraguay, last October and Pan American champion in Lima, Peru, 2019, qualified for the World Cup in January 2021, placing second in the South Central tournament. , which was held in Recife, Brazil, and which provided four places for the ecumenical tournament.

In the previous World Cup, in Egypt 2021, Argentina finished in eleventh place and thus improved its most outstanding performances in an ecumenical senior tournament: in Sweden 2011 and Qatar 2015 it finished in twelfth place.

Source: Ambito

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