The Russian men’s team handball team lost to Brazil in the final match of the fourth round of the group stage of the world championship which passes these days in Germany and Denmark.
Failure has left the Russians modest chances to qualify from the group and fight for a ticket to the Olympics.
Meeting at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin ended with a score of 23:25 in favor of the Brazilians. In the 54th minute for a push, the Keeper of the opponents was removed the most productive player of the Russian Timur Dibirov, who scored by the time the six balls.
“The guys did a great job, but of course, we had to convert our chances. It is not that impossible, but very difficult task. Undeserved defeat, I hope we will draw conclusions and will look further. Children are not to blame, today we played against the audience and the judges,” said TASS, the head of the handball Federation of Russia Sergey Shishkarev.
This defeat became wards of Edward Koksharova first in this tournament and he complicated their position in the standings. They share third and fourth place in the group with the Brazilians, scoring four points in four matches. In the second group round of each group will get three teams.
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In the final match of the first group stage the Russian team will play on January 17 with the leader of the group – the team of France.