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Monday, May 21, 2018, 

Macedonia beats Russia in opening match at junior handball worlds

Macedonia beats Russia in opening match at junior handball worlds

Algiers, 18 July 2017 (MIA) - Macedonia opened the Men's Junior World Handball Championship with a 29:22 win over Russia on Tuesday.

Despite losing 10:11 at halftime, Macedonia managed to take the lead in the second half and never looked back.

Filip Arsenovski was Macedonia's leading scorer with seven goals, followed by Filip Kuzmanovski with 6, while goalkeeper Martin Tomovski had 10 saves.

In the Group C other matches, Spain beat Brazil 29:21 while Tunisia crushed Burkina Faso 50:17.

In the second round to be played on Thursday, Macedonia goes against Burkina Faso.

The top four teams in the group advance to the Last 16 stage. ik/17:00

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