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Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:45 - Updated Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:44

Handball: Angola one step ahead in world standings championship

Luanda - Angolan senior men’s handball team finished in the 23rd position of the world Men’s Handball Championship one position above the previous one when the team ended their participation in 24th at the bottom of the standings.

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Filipe Cruz - National Team Handball Technician (archive)

Photo: Rosário dos Santos

The Angolan team defeated Japan by 32-29 in the last game of the world handball competition jointly held by Denmark and Germany.

In the first game, Angola beat Qatar (24-23) following defeats to Hungary (24-34), Sweden (19-37), Argentine (26-33) and Egypt (28-33).

Angola finished in the 20th position in their first participation in 2005 in the competition held in Tunisia, while in 2007 in Germany the team finished in the 21st position.  

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