Sweden and Hungary duel in Men’s Olympic Handball Qualifying Tournament.
Sweden and Hungary fight for the top spot in the Men’s Olympic Handball Qualifying Tournament in Gotheborg.
Both teams are no longer pressured to win as they have already secured spots to the upcoming London Olympics after winning their first two matches.
Sweden booked its Olympic ticket after beating Macedonia 27-23. Kim Andersson and goalkeeper Johan Sjöstrand led the Swedes to victory. Andersson scored eight goals while Sjöstrand had 17 saves.
"We are absolute happy to have qualified for the Olympic Games. Our defense and goalkeeper Johan Sjöstrand did an almost perfect match- I am absolutely satisfied," Sweden coach Staffan Olsson told the IHF web site.
Hungary, meanwhile, edged Brazil 29-27. The Magyars were challenged throughout the match before Szabolcs Zubai scored the insurance goal with 15 minutes left in the contest.
"I admire the work of Javier Cuesta, as we know for more than 20 years. And he has a real powerful team, which was fresher than us after their first game," Hungary coach Lajos Mocsai said.
"We had to give full energy against FYR Macedonia on Friday 6 April and it was hard for us to find a recipe against the open Brazilian defense. We could have decided the match earlier, but we missed some great opportunities. But this is handball. We needed to use our creative players in the end game, and this was successful. Now I hope that we already qualify today for the Olympic Games."