Hosts Spain enjoyed a solid campaign at the XXIII International Women’s hand ball Tournament of Spain, carrying the trophy after three wins from three matches. At the four-nation event performed from March 21 to 23 from town of Palencia, Spain beat Switzerland, Serbia and Brazil. The results emphasizes Spain’s development over recent decades, because the young squad have been in a rebuilding phase as after the 2016 Olympic Games.


The XXIII International Women’s hand ball Tournament started on March 21, with 2 different matches: Serbia defeated Brazil 29:27 (16:16) after a tightly contested 60minutes, while Spain earned a leading win over Switzerland, 35:18 (17:9).


On the next day of competition, Brazil chose their first win if they beat Switzerland having a clear final score line of 28:16 (18:8).


Spain therefore entered the last evening of competition on four points after two wins, while Serbia and Brazil each had two points as a result of a victory . Serbia added one last triumph, recording a 31:21 (10:12) result against Switzerland. The two-goal half-time deficit against the 2013 World Championship runners-up has been turned completely around in the second half, including Serbia to enjoy a clear win after recovering from the rocky opening.


The last match saw a fantastic clash between Spain and Brazil, with the panamerican side contributing 15:13 in half-time before the hosts turned into the wave and ended with a 28:25 triumph.


Spain therefore finished on six points at the cover of the ranking, ahead of Serbia on four points, Brazil on two and Switzerland on zero.


Both Spain and Serbia will play the first leg in their various playoff on May 3 1, with Spain meeting Iceland along with Serbia hosting Poland. Switzerland will play their first-leg play-off on June 1, against Denmark.


Brazil’s next major global event will be the 2019 Pan American Games in July.



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