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[VIDEO] Croatia’s Bronze-Winning Handball Team Arrive Home to Heroes Welcome

Ban Jelačić square packed to welcome home the team (photo: HRS)

Ban Jelačić square packed to welcome home the team (photo: HRS)

 

The Croatian handball team arrived back to a heroes welcome in Zagreb on Monday after winning bronze at the 2016 EHF European Handball Championship in Poland…

Croatia won bronze after beating Norway 31:24 in the TAURON Arena in Krakow in the bronze medal match on Sunday. The team arrived back on Monday at 12:30 and soon made their way to Ban Jelačić square for an official welcome. Thousands packed out Zagreb’s main square to welcome home the team.

Fans turned out in numbers on Monday

Fans turned out in numbers on Monday

It has been a roller-coaster tournament for the Croatians, who came back from the dead with a miracle 14-point victory over the hosts Poland to get through to the semi-finals. Croatia lost to Spain in the semi-final but came back to finish the tournament on a high.

Croatia handball team in Zagreb after winning bronze (photo: Sanjin Strukic/Pixsell)

Croatia handball team in Zagreb after winning bronze (photo: Sanjin Strukic/Pixsell)

Croatia have claimed a direct berth at the World Championship 2017 in France with their 3rd place finish. It was the fifth time in four years that Croatia were playing for bronze at a major handball tournament.

Ovaj osjećaj je NEOPISIV(O)!!!!!!Samo jedna riječ bi bila to…..#iznadsvihHrvatska #crohandball

Geplaatst door HRS op maandag 1 februari 2016

Nema dovoljno riječi koje mogu opisati ovaj osjećaj. Hvala svim navijačima koji su došli na Trg pozdraviti naše rukometaše i njihovu broncu zlatnog sjaja. 2018. u Hrvatskoj idemo po zlato. #iznadsvihHrvatska #crohandball #ehfeuro2018

Geplaatst door HRS op maandag 1 februari 2016

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