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23 January 2020, 09:29

Belarus end 2020 Men's EHF EURO campaign with a draw

MINSK, 23 January (BelTA) – Belarus drew with Austria 36-36 to wrap up the 2020 European Men's Handball Championship on 22 January, BelTA has learned.

Belarus led throughout the game, but allowed the rivals to fight back for a draw. Mikita Vailupau led the team with 12 goals.

In the first group stage, Yuri Shevtsov's men defeated Serbia 35-30 and Montenegro 36-27, and lost to Croatia 23-31. In the main round Belarus beat the Czech Republic 28-25 and lost to Germany 23-31 and Spain 28-37.

Elsewhere, Croatia and Spain also played in a draw, 22-22, Germany took a win over the Czech Republic.

The Group 1 standings are as follows: Spain – 9 points, Croatia – 9, Germany – 4, Austria – 3, Belarus – 3, the Czech Republic – 0. Croatia and Spain have progressed to the semifinals.

The semifinal matches (24 January) and medal games (25 January) are scheduled to take place in Stockholm, Sweden.

Photos courtesy of the Belarusian Handball Federation and EHF

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