Belarus booked a place in the final against Italy. Macedonia and Switzerland play for the third place.
In the first semi-final at Men ’S EHF championship, Italy convincingly beat Switzerland. The Swiss managed to level the score four times during the first half, but still Italy won 15-11.
Finland made a lot of efforts to show resistance to their opponents, but the maximum they were able to do, was to decrease the gap to two. Then Luxembourg took the initiative and finished with a seven-goal advantage.
Today the victory of Greece was not unexpected, but it should be noted that Lithuania showed a stiff resistance, and in the 21st minute of the second half they even reduced the gap to one.
The match between Belarus and Italy defined the fact that Italy secured their first place in group ‘’B’’ and Belarus became runners-up. Italy took the initiative and held it to the final whistle.
Today the match between Finland and Greece secured the 3rd place for Georgians in group B and the host team are supposed to play against fourth-placed Faroe from group A in play-offs.
As Faroe lost against Switzerland today, and three teams were unable to gather six points, no intrigue is left in group ‘’A’’. The Swiss were leading during the whole match, except one moment in the second half when the score was equal.