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2021 World Men’s Handball Championship: Croatia thrash Bahrain

2021 World Men’s Handball Championship: Croatia comfortably beat Bahrain

Halil JAGANJAC (45), David MANDIC (39), Luka SEBETIC (31) during the IHF World Championship 2021 Egypt, Main Round, Croatia vs Bahrain, Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo, Egypt, 21.01.2021 (Photo Credit © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff)

CAIRO, 21 January 2021 – Croatia has comfortably beaten Bahrain today at the 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship in Egypt.

After a slow start to the tournament, Croatia has improved with each match and today they produced their best effort to date to brush aside Bahrain 28-18.

The result was never in doubt after Croatia raced out to a 6-goal lead at the start of the match as goal keeper Marin Sego was once again in fine form deny Bahrain’s attacks. 

2021 World Men’s Handball Championship: Croatia comfortably beat Bahrain

Team Croatia during the IHF World Championship 2021 Egypt, Main Round, Croatia vs Bahrain, Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo, Egypt, 21.01.2021, (Photo Credit © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff)

2021 World Men’s Handball Championship: Croatia comfortably beat Bahrain

Marino MARIC (3) during the IHF World Championship 2021 Egypt, Main Round, Croatia vs Bahrain, Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo, Egypt, 21.01.2021, (Photo Credit © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff)

Marino Marić and Zlatko Horvat were clinical on attack for Croatia to help their side go in at the break with a 13-8 lead. 

2021 World Men’s Handball Championship: Croatia comfortably beat Bahrain

Marino MARIC (3) during the IHF World Championship 2021 Egypt, Main Round, Croatia vs Bahrain, Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo, Egypt, 21.01.2021, (Photo Credit © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff)

2021 World Men’s Handball Championship: Croatia comfortably beat Bahrain

Marko MAMIC (30) during the IHF World Championship 2021 Egypt, Main Round, Croatia vs Bahrain, Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo, Egypt, 21.01.2021, (Photo Credit © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff)

The second half was again one-way traffic with Croatia controlling the match and running away with the win by 10 goals.

Horvat with 8 goals was Croatia’s top scorer and Marin Šego was named player of the match. 

 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship: Croatia comfortably beat Bahrain

Zlatko HORVAT (13), Luka SEBETIC (31) during the IHF World Championship 2021 Egypt, Main Round, Croatia vs Bahrain, Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo, Egypt, 21.01.2021, (Photo Credit © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff)

 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship: Croatia comfortably beat Bahrain

Igor KARACIC (18) during the IHF World Championship 2021 Egypt, Main Round, Croatia vs Bahrain, Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo, Egypt, 21.01.2021, (Photo Credit © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff)

The victory has edged Lino Čevar’s side a step closer to the quarterfinals and they will cement that spot if they manage to beat Argentina in their next match on Saturday. 

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