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World Women’s Handball Championships: Croatia beats Argentina to keep quarter-final hopes alive 

World Women’s Handball Championships: Big win for Croatia over Paraguay

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8 December 2021 – Croatia has beaten Argentina 28-22 in their first match of the second round at the 2021 IHF World Women’s Handball Championships in Spain on Wednesday. 

Croatia were trailing by two goal with five minutes to go but a strong finish saw them win comfortably in the end. Stela Posavec  lead the way for Croatia on attack whilst Tea Pijević was again impressive in goal as Croatia chalked up two points to keep their hopes of a quarter-final place alive. 

“The score makes it look like an easy win but it was not easy at all. This win gives us confidence and motivation going ahead,” said Posavec. 

Croatia plays Spain next before facing Austria in the last match. Mathematical Croatia can still finish in the top two of their main round group to reach the quarter-finals, but it will take other results going there way. 

“We play Spain next, and we have nothing to lose, we will give it our best to get a result,” said coach Nenad Šoštarić. 

Croatia advanced into the main round after finishing third in their group after a win over Paraguay and losses to Brazil and Japan. 

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