The Argentine handball team won 25-22 against Qataris his last game in the Main Round of World Cup Sweden-Poland 2023 and with this result they ended a six-game losing streak to finish among the top 20 teams in the tournament.
The Gladiators dominated the game and were ahead of the score in both times, adding that Ignacio Pizarro finished as a scorer with 9 goals, and took the MVP award.
further, they achieved the objective of being in the best position from ninth placesince they had run out of chances to fight for their entry into the quarterfinals after losing to Germany (39-19) in the first game of the Main Round, which preceded Saturday’s defeat against Serbia (28-22). ).
The path of the Gladiators in the World Cup in Sweden-Poland 2023
The team led by Guillermo Milanin the first round, he lost in his debut against Netherlands by 29-19then he lost against Norway by 32 to 21 and in closing beat North Macedonia 35-26 to advance phase.
In the second phase he lost to Germany 39-19fell out with Serbia 28-22 and finally They beat Qatar 25-22.
Notably Argentina was the winner of the gold medal at the Odesur Games in Asunción, Paraguay, last October and Pan American champion in Lima, Peru, in 2019, qualified for the World Cup in January 2021, placing second in the Central South tournament, which was held in Recife, Brazil, and which provided four places for the World Cup.
In the previous World Cup, in Egypt 2021, Argentina finished in eleventh place and thus improved his most outstanding performances in a Senior World Cup after scoring a twelfth place in Sweden 2011 and Qatar 2015.