Spain forced extra time at the last second and eliminated Norway in the second extra time with a save by Pérez de Vargas


The Spanish men’s handball team got an epic ticket to the semifinals in the 2023 World Cup after eliminating Norway (34-35) with two extensions this Wednesday at the ERGO Arena in Gdansk (Poland), an appointment now with Denmark for continuing the streak of medals.

Jordi Ribera’s men, a guarantee of success at the international level, overcame a dramatic cross against a Norway that touched its revenge for the elimination in the previous World Cup and also in Tokyo 2020 at the hands of the Spanish. Spain demonstrated the character, quality and champion gene from generation to generation to win a monument to handball that Dani Dujshebaev saved at the last second to force the first overtime and that Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas fastened with a final save.