The first day of women’s competition at the European beach handball championship in Stare Jabłonki has ended. The fans witnessed many exciting matches, including those with the hosts in the main role. We are still in the middle of the preliminary round.

Group A

It is definitely dominated by Norway team, which won all today’s games. One thing is certain – after three losing matches, Romania team no longer has a chance to play in the main round. The results of the remaining matches will decide about the fate of the Dutch team, because only the confrontation with Norway awaits them. The Croats, who defeated Oranje (2:1), still have two more matches to go.

RankTeamGamesSetsPoints
1.

Norway

2-0 (2)

+4

4

2.

Netherlands

2-1 (3)

+3

4

3.

Croatia

1-1 (2)

-1

2

4.

Turkey

1-1(2)

-1

2

5.

Romania

0-3 (3)

-5

0


Remaining games:
CRO-ROU
TUR-NOR
TUR-CRO
NOR-NED

Group B

The Portuguese, thanks to winning all today’s matches, have already secured themselves the next stage of the championships. Hungary team who won two meetings is also in a comfortable situation. Both these teams defeated the hosts, who have yet to wait for their first triumph. The Poles will fight for promotion with Cyprus and French teams.

RankTeamGamesSetsPoints
1.

Portugal

3-0 (3)

+5

6

2.

Hungary

2-0 (2)

+4

4

3.

France

1-2 (3)

-2

2

4.

Poland

0-2 (2)

-3

0

5.

Cyprus

0-2 (2)

-4

0


Remaining games:
HUN-POR
CYP-POL
CYP-HUN
POL-FRA

Group C

The Greece team, like the Portuguese, can already enjoy their promotion. Spanish girls are also on the way to success. In the fight for the third place remain all the other teams in the group, even empty-handed Italians and Slovenian. The fight will be fascinating.

RankTeamGamesSetsPoints
1.

Greece

3-0 (3)

+6

6

2.

Spain

2-0 (2)

+4

4

3.

Switzerland

1-2 (3)

-2

2

4.

Italy

0-2 (2)

-4

0

5.

Slovenia

0-2 (2)

-4

0


Remaining games:
ITA-SUI
SLO-ESP
SLO-ITA
ESP-GRE

Group D

By far this is the most square group. This is evidenced by the fact that three times the outcome of the game was decided by shoot-outs. No team can celebrate already, although Denmark and Germans have the best situation. The Ukrainie team, who gained two points and have 2 more games ahead, have the best chance for the third place. With good winds, they can even fight for something more.

RankTeamGamesSetsPoints
1.

Denmark

2-0 (2)

+3

4

2.

Germany

2-1 (3)

+2

4

3.

Russia

1-2 (3)

0

2

4.

Ukraine

1-1 (2)

-1

2

5.

North Macedonia

0-2 (2)

-4

0


Remaining games:
UKR-GER
MKD-DEN
MKD-UKR
DEN-RUS

All the results can be found here -> https://bit.ly/2J6JfB7