Today at 3:30 p.m. in the Tauron Arena in Krakow, Slovenia will play against Spain in a crucial match to advance to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Poland and Sweden. Broadcast on TV SLO 2/MMC, start of the studio before the match at 15:00.
A victory over the Spaniards would open the door to the quarter-finals in Gdansk for the Slovenians, but in the event of a defeat, they would bid farewell to the tournament after Sunday’s match against the Montenegrins.
After the opening matches in Group I, Spain and France are in the lead with six points each, Slovenia has collected four, Montenegro two, and Poland and Iran are without them.
In addition to the Slovenian-Spanish clash, there will also be matches between Iran and France and between Poland and Montenegro.
Selected by the selector Uroš Zorman they have beaten the Saudis, the Poles and the Iranians in their four matches so far and suffered defeat against the French, while the Spaniards have a 100% win after the matches against the Montenegrins, the Chileans, the Iranians and the Poles.
Slovenian handball players have very poor statistics against the Spaniards at the world and European championships and the Olympic Games. In 13 matches, they achieved only one win and a draw, and experienced 11 defeats.
They lost 32-34 in the semi-finals of the European Championship 2020 in Stockholm in their last meeting at a major competition, and one of their sweetest victories over them came in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic qualifiers when they won 24-21 in Malmö .
WC IN HANDBALL 2023
Today at 3:30 p.m. (transmission TV SLO 2/MMC):
SLOVENIA – SPAIN
At 18:00: IRAN – FRANCE
At 8:30 p.m.: MONTENEGRO – POLAND