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World Handball Championship - 20 January, 2003 - News

Russia got off to a great start in the World handball Championships, defeating Hungary 31-30 in a thrilling encounter which saw handball at its best in an end-to-end contest between two attacking geniuses. At half time, Russia led 15-14.

The teams are organised in four groups. Group A: Tunisia, Kuwait, Yugoslavia, Poland, Spain, Morocco Group B: Germany, Qatar, Iceland, Australia, Portugal, Greenland Group C: Russia, Hungary, Croatia, Argentina, France, Saudi Arabia Group D: Algeria, Brazil, Sweden, Egypt, Denmark, Slovenia

Other results from the first day were as follows: Algeria 22 Brazil 22, Argentina 30 Croatia 29, Iceland 55 Australia 15, Germany 40 Qatar 17, Tunisia 29 Kuwait 20, Sweden 29 Egypt 23, Portugal 34 Greenland 19, Yugoslavia 24 Poland 20, Spain 23 Morocco 18, France 30 Saudi Arabia 23, Denmark 33 Slovenia 24.

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY PRAVDA.Ru