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Handball World Cup: the Gladiators lost to Norway and were left with no margin of error for the classification


They fell again against one of the Scandinavian powers and defines their luck with Macedonia on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

The Argentine men's handball team,

Los Gladiadores

, lost today against Norway, by 32-21, in the second match of Group F of the World Cup that takes place in Poland-Sweden, and they were left with no margin of error for qualifying for the next phase .

The Gladiators, who had lost in their debut against the Netherlands (29-19), entered with a 6-0 defense that complicated the game for the Europeans, favorites to stay with the group.

This strategy, added to the good performance of the goalkeeper Juan Bar, could be sustained in the game, beyond several failures in the shots, especially from the sides.

Bar had a positive performance, with 18 percent efficiency, regardless of the difference in the result.

The two penalties for two minutes against Nicolás Bonanno were well covered by the team led by Guillermo Milano and prevented the Norwegians from escaping on the scoreboard.

Despite not having a high percentage of effectiveness, Diego Simonet ended up being the national scorer in the first half hour, with 4 goals, well supported by wingers Ignacio Pizarro (one goal) and Ramiro Martínez (2 goals).

Guillermo Milano, the Argentine DT.EFE/EPA/Lukasz Gagulski POLAND OUT

In the second half hour, Norway set conditions with greater physical rest, mobility of the ball in attack with speed and precision, and greater efficiency in finishing.

In the first 15 minutes he made a difference of 7 goals, which he managed and expanded in the last quarter of an hour.

The great figures of the European team were their goalkeeper Kristian Saeveras, a regular substitute, with 35 percent efficiency (11/31) and the center-back Sander Sagosen (5 goals).

"Chino" Simonet was the most outstanding player of the Argentine national team, author of 7 goals out of 15 attempts.

Simonet scored 7 goals. Photo: AP Photo

Argentina will play third place in the group with North Macedonia, this Tuesday, starting at 2:00 p.m. in Argentina.

Macedonia, which lost to Norway 39-27 in the opening game, lost today against the Netherlands 34-24.

In the event of a tie, Los Gladiadores will advance to the second round on goal difference.

For the next game, Argentina will have Federico Pizarro, who was absent today due to a physical illness, according to the Argentine Handball Confederation.

The team led by Guillermo Milano designs its 14th.

consecutive World Cup participation with the illusion of surpassing the historic eleventh place obtained in the last edition of Egypt 2021.

The Argentine team, the last Pan-American champion (Lima 2019), will play the third and last match in the area this Tuesday against North Macedonia (2:00 p.m.).

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Source: clarin

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