Macedonia Drew with Iceland, to Play against Norway

In a large match with excellent finish the selection of Macedonia came to a draw against Iceland by 27:27, but this tie is a straight win for our team as it put them against Norway in the eight finals. 

Macedonia had a difficult task because after Wednesday night's strong match against Spain on Thursday we had a new great game against Iceland which was a clash for the 3rd position of the table. It was clear that we must not lose, and the tradition was showing just that. Although things carried no positive progress for the most part, however, eventually we got what we wanted.

Iceland was five goals ahead in five minutes remaining of the match, but failed to preserve this positive. Macedonia played in this part of the match without Filip Mirkulovski who got injured, but the team managed to play a great game and thus to reach the big twist, and even take the lead. However, when the players had to make the winning strike, they made a mistake. In the latest offensive Iceland pushed with all its might and made a shot, but with his 13th intervention Kiril Kolev as if wanted to make clear to all the critics that his place is in the national team. He selected the last strike and contributed to this draw.

Macedonia did not even try to realize a shot in the last attack but it just wasted the time since this draw was some kind of victory and meant a ranking on the 3rd position in the Group B. Also this result brings further Macedonia and Iceland, but Icelanders will play against France while Macedonia will have a showdown against Norway in the eight finals.


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