• The 'Hispanics' revalidate the title they won two years ago in Zagreb
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The Spanish men's handball team has revalidated its title of European champion after beating in the final this Sunday at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm to Croatia (22-20), a result that gives them their second continental crown and gives them the direct ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The tight marker of the last minutes was elucidated when Aleix Gómez, from seven meters and in the absence of just over a minute, undid the tie so that Alex Dujshebaev, after a Stepancic throwing error and as he did against Slovenia, resolved With a very powerful shot.

In this way, the 'Hispanics' revalidate the title they won two years ago in Zagreb and hang their eighth European medal, with the added prize of guaranteeing their presence this summer in Tokyo without having to play the Pre-Olympic.

– Data sheet:

22 – Spain: Corrales; Solé (1), Raúl Entrerríos (3), Alex Dujshebaev (1), Morros (-), Goñi (1) and Ángel Fernández (1) -initial team- Pérez de Vargas (ps), Maqueda (3), Sarmiento ( 2), Aginagalde (2), Figueras (1), Cañellas (2), Aleix Gómez (5, 3p), Ariño (-) and Gideon Guardiola (-)

20 – Croatia: Sego; Horvat (2, 1p), Stepancic (3), Duvnjak (5, 3p), Karacic (3), Mandic (2) and Maric (3) -initial team- Asanin (ps), Hrstic (-), Sarac (- ), Musa (-), Mamic (1), Cindric (-), Brozovic (1), Matanovic (-) and Sipic (-)

Marker every five minutes: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 8-10, 10-10 and 12-11 (Rest) 15-12, 16-14, 17-15, 18-18, 19-19 and 22-20 (Final)

Referees: Nachevski and Nikolov (MKD). They excluded two minutes to Sarmiento and Raúl Entrerríos for Spain; and to Horvat and Karacic for Croatia.

Incidents: Final of the European Championship of Sweden, Austria and Norway 2020 played at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm before about 17,700 spectators.

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