Home side Costa Rica claim highest win on day one

08 Mar. 2023

Home side Costa Rica claim highest win on day one

The Men's IHF Trophy InterContinental Phase started with four matches at youth and junior age categories played on Tuesday 7 March at the BN Arena in San Jose, Costa Rica.
In the opening match of the entire event, Georgia's youth (U18) team proved too strong for Nicaragua (43:27). At the same competition, Guadeloupe defeated Tahiti 43:18, so Georgia and Guadeloupe are leading the race with two points.

On 8 March, Georgia will try to claim their second win in the encounter against Tahiti, which is scheduled for 13:00 (local time). And at 17:00, Nigeria will play their opening match at the tournament against Nicaragua. Guadeloupe will have a rest day.

The match between Guinea and Cuba at the junior (U20) event was the closest match on Tuesday. The African side opened a three-goal gap at the break (19:16) and maintained that advantage until the final whistle, winning 35:32.

In contrast, home side Costa Rica earned the biggest win of the day, defeating Australia by 26 goals (43:17). Notably, three of the four winning sides on Tuesday scored the same number of goals (43).

Costa Rica have a rest day on Wednesday, while Cuba meet Australia at 15:00 as both sides will be looking for their maiden victory, and Great Britain will play their opening match at the event against Guinea at 19:00.

You can watch the matches here

Photo: Handball Federation Costa Rica