MUNICH, 14 January 2109 – Croatia has overcome its toughest test to date at the 2019 IHF World Men’s Handball Championship on Monday with flying colours.
Led by captain Domagoj Duvnjak, Croatia was impressive in beating Macedonia 31-22 in Munich to stay unbeaten after three group matches.
As in the opening two matches, some outstanding saves from Marin Šego in the Croatia goal helped give his side the advantage. Šego was average almost 50% with saves in the first half.
At the other end, Duvnjak, and Igor Karačić, in particular, were clinical on attack as Croatia went in at halftime up 16-11.
Croatia never looked like relinquishing their lead in the second half as Šego continued to make a number of impressive saves whilst captain Duvnjak chimed, Zlatko Horvat and Luka Stepančić chimed in with goals as Croatia ran away with the match.
Group B: Croatia
11 January: Croatia 31 – 27 Iceland
13 January at 16:30: Croatia 35 – 27 Japan
14 January at 18:00: Croatia 31 – 22 Macedonia
16 January at 18:00: Croatia – Bahrain
17 January at 20:30: Spain – Croatia
The 2019 World Handball Championships are being held in Denmark and Germany until 27 January 2019.