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SUMMARY: Race to EHF EURO 2024 continues apace in round 2

The road to the Men's EHF EURO 2024 in Germany continued with round 2 of the qualifiers, and the EHF EURO Cup 2024. The live blog followed all the action in the 16 matches across Europe.

22:30

Thanks for joining us on a night of some fantastic handball as we took another step towards EHF EURO 2024 and EURO Cup 2024. 

The next round of matches takes place on 8 March 2023, but there will be loads of great handball played between then and now, so visit EuroHandball.com to keep up with all the news from European handball. 

In the meantime, we'll leave you with today's results...

22:23

Our EURO 2024 Qualifiers round 2 highlight match allowed Montenegro to lay down a marker of the type of play they can execute when they are in the mood. They finished with a 36:25 victory away to Bosnia Herzegovina.
 

22:13

There was a huge clash in the EURO Cup when European champions Sweden edged out world champions Denmark 34:32, much to the delight of the home fans in Gothenburg. 

 

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22:09

Austria won the round 1 highlight match, and they backed up that result when they travelled to the Fareo Islands and won 30:28.

 

22:04

Olympic champions showed that they are in determined form as they dominated Italy in a 40:29 win.

 

22:03

Bosnia Herzegovina may have lost, but they weren't without their highlights

21:44

Serbia enjoyed an impressive visit to Slovakia, where they left with a 27:21 win. Catch up with the action here...

 

21:33

Montenegro show their might with a powerful win away to Bosnia Herzegovina in our round 2 highlight match. 

Milos Vujovic and Nemanja Grbovic each found the net seven times. 

Bosnia Herzegovina 25:36 Montenegro

21:08

All over in Prishtina and Slovenia make it two wins from two in EURO 2024 Qualifiers. Blaz Janc led the way in scoring with a 100% shooting record of six goals from six shots.

Kosovo 24: Slovenia 29

20:57

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20.50

As we head towards the end of a great day of action in the EHF EURO 2024 Qualifiers, here's what's happened so far...
 

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The start of the game was complicated, but we grew during the match and we are happy with the final result. We played a good game, scoring 40 goals, so we did a good job.
Timothey N'Guessan
France
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20:40

All over and Austria claim a second EURO 2024 Qualifiers win, meanwhile in the highlight match Montenegro are well in control at half-time. 

Faroe Islands 28:30 Austria 

Bosnia Herzegovina 11:21 Montenegro

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19:50

Olympic champions France retain the trans-Alpine bragging rights after beating Italy in Pescara. It was a convincing win with Nicolas Tournat leading the way with seven points and Timothy N'guessan adding a further six. 

Italy 29:40 France

19:41

Highlight match hosts Bosnia Herzegovina are chasing their first win of the EURO 2024 Qualifiers after going down 28:20 away to Slovenia in round 1. 

It was a better week for Macedonia who got the Qualifiers off to a winning start, by defeating Kosovo 29:20.

19:35

It is an impressive win on the road for Serbia.

Slovakia 21:27 Serbia

19:17

We are less than an hour away till our highlight match - Bosnia and Herzegovina versus Macedonia - 20.00 throw-off

19:15

18:35

'Hellas, Hellas' rings out around the arena as Nikolaos Liapis puts the seal on a famous victory for the home side. 

Greece have prevailed over the Netherlands with Liapis, Christodoulos Mylonas, Achilleas Toskas, and Dimitrios Tziras contributing five goals apiece. 

Greece 32:28 the Netherlands

18:14

Finally we have a home victory and it is Romania whose fans will be celebrating in familiar surrounds after a 34:26 win over Ukraine. 

Demis Cosmin Grigoras was Romania's hero with nine goals, while Nicusor Andrei Negru weighed in with seven. 

Romania 34:26 Ukraine

18:01

17:57

The fixtures continue to come thick and fast, and there are two more mouth-watering clashes coming up at 18.00

Italy v France 

Slovakia v Serbia

Head to EHFTV.com to watch all the action and see all the drama (Geo-restrictions may apply)

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17:45

Three more EURO 2024 Qualifiers are now over and it is another three away wins

Luxembourg 21: 32 Portugal

Türkiye 27:36 North Macedonia

Georgia 24:41 Hungary

17:37

What a finish in Gothenburg!

Denmark closed the gap to Sweden to one point with a minute to go thanks to Mikkel Hansen. After a time-out, Sweden went on the attack and after Lukas Sandell had a goal ruled out, Oscar Bergendahl did find the net for the hosts to end any hopes of a Danish comeback. 

Sweden 34:32 Denmark

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I am really pleased with our performance today. In the first half, we played very well in defence and with a lot of variety in attack. We got a tough start in the second half and were three goals behind, but we really showed good morale when we turned it around and won.
Glenn Solberg
Sweden coach

17:21

Are we finally going to see a home win in round 2? It has been all the teams on the road that have emerged victorious so far, but for now Romania are leading Ukraine 18:14 in Bucharest. 

17:14

17:04

It just got started between Greece and the Netherlands. Meanwhile, it is approaching half-time in the clash between Romania and Ukraine

Watch all the action live at ehftv.com (Geo-restrictions may apply). 

16:41

16:40

It is half-time in our 16.00 (CEST) starts. Here's how the stand so far.

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16:32

Another win for Norway, this time triumphing 22:35 over nordic rivals Finland. Norway featured 13 scorers, with Sebastian Barthold leading the way with seven.

Norway keeper Kristian Skinstad Saeveraas enjoyed an impressive performance with 10 saves from 18 shots, for a 55.56% efficiency.

Finland 22:35 Norway

16:14

It was an impressive performance by the Czech Republic, as they return from Israel with a 19:29 victory. 

15:48

Right, settle yourselves in and great for a mega hour of handball, with four matches throwing off at 16.00 (CEST).

In EURO 2024 Qualifiers we have three humdingers

Meanwhile, in EURO Cup 2024 

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15:41

Poland will return home from Latvia with another win under their belts. Arkadiusz Moryto showed his class with 10 goals that helped the visitors run away in the second half 24 points. 

Latvia 19:37 Poland

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We knew that in Latvian handball changes are happening. They have changed coach and their style. Latvia does not have big stars in the team, but the team were competitive and tough, especially in the first half. In the second half, we played better in both offence and defence. We have had two games and we came out with two victories. Everything is done perfectly and we are looking forward to games against France. We know they are favourites in our group, but we are trying to do our best.
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Poland coach
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We chose the hard way today. In the beginning, we played very well and had a lead of four goals until the Belgians traded their goalkeeper for an extra player. That caused us a lot of problems. They scored easily and their goalkeeper played a good game. Until the end of the match, we had to fight for it. We managed to win this match without character.
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Croatia coach

15:25

All over in our first two EHF EURO 2024 Qualifiers and it is the home teams that triumph. 

Belgium 27:30 Croatia

The home side were chasing hard at the end, but Croatia stopper Dominik Kuzmanovic pulled off two huge saves, before Željko Musa went up the other end and put the result out of doubt. 

Lithuania 26:27 Switzerland

Lithuania pushed the Swiss hard throughout the second half, and while they were able to close to within a point, they couldn't find a late equaliser, and the visitors ran the clock down to claim victory. 

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There's sharp finishes, and then there is this effort from Switzerland's Lenny Rubin

15:38

All over and it is a second win from two for the Czech Republic. Matej Klima led the way for the victors with seven goals from seven shots. Israel's Yoav Lumbroso was not far behind with six goals of his own. 

Israel 19:29 Czech Republic. 

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14:48

A cheeky lobbed penalty by Latvia's number 2 Nikita Pancenko brings the scoring to an end in the first half and just for good measure keeper Edgards Kuksa pulls off an impressive save to keep his team in contention.

Latvia 9:13 Poland 

14:43

It is half-time between Belgium and Croatia, so why not catch up with the first half highlights...

 

14:37

We're at the break between Israel and the Czech Republic, and the visitors lead. 

Israel 10:16 Czech Republic

14:27

Half-time in the first of our 16 matches today, and both away teams are in the ascendancy. 

Belgium 13: 15 Croatia

Lithuania 11:17 Switzerland

14:15

It didn't take long for some outstanding displays. Have a look at Switzerland keeper Nikola Portner making the difficult look easy. 

14:12

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13:59

Very nearly time for our next match which pits Israel up against the Czech Republic. Then at 14.10 i is Latvia facing Poland. 

Don't forget to head to EHFTV.com to keep up with all the action. 

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13:35

While we're waiting for today's action to start, and it is starting very soon, why not catch up on yesterday's EURO 2024 Qualifier and the EURO Cup 2024 match. 

Sunday 16 October - 13:30

Hello and welcome to our live blog for all the action in the EHF EURO 2024 Qualifiers and the EHF EURO Cup 2024 match between Sweden and Denmark. 

We had a taste of what is to come today, with two superb matches on Saturday. 

In round 1 every home team won, so can the victors extend their advantage by winning away, or can this weeks home teams close the gap?

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