Denmark became World Champions - handball thriller marked end of II Men's Youth title contests
04 Aug. 2007
An amazingly thrilling final saw the Danish national team claim the Men's Youth World Championship title. Croatia managed to catch up from seven goals behind in the final stage of the match to reduce the margin to one single goal. With 20 seconds to go, they even had the chance to equalise but finally had to give in 26:27 to leave the title to the Danish side. The crowd at the nearly complete Manama hall felt all ecstatic about the great performances of both youth teams. Danish Casper Ulrich Mortensen with 9 goals to his credit became the match winner. Manuel Strlek and Hrvoje Tojcic scoring 7 goals each made the Croatian side shining.
Favourites Sweden overcame Argentina 34:27 (15:11) in the match for the bronze.
All parties involved attending the victory ceremony and the closing ceremony in presence of Sheik Fawaz were really delighted with the II Men's Youth WCh in Bahrain.
The following players earned a nomination to the tournament's All-Star Team: Niklas Landin Jacobsen (DEN), Manuel Strelek (CRO), Jensen Rasmus (DEN), K. Abdel Rehim Zeidan A. (EGY) Shin Seung-Li (KOR), Duvnjak Domagoj(CRO), Federico Vieyra (ARG)
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