Placement match 5-6.: Hungary defeated France and finished the tournament with just one loss

31.07.2016, AEGON ARÉNA NTC – The match between Hungary and France was very close, but the Hungarian team finally won 34:31 (18:16).
The Hungarians started the game actively and were in the lead 7:3 after ten minutes. Then the French team improved their movement and shooting and were able to draw level at 14:14. During the second half, Hungary kept their advantage, but it was still only a narrow lead by 1-2 goals. Before the end of the game, it increased to three, but France reduced the score to 31:32. Yet it was all they could do, Hungary did not miss the victory.
Janos Hajdu, Hungary coach: „At the tournament we won eight games and lost only one, and just by one goal. Unfortunately it was the most important match… In 2018, Hungary will host the Junior World Championship, so we take the championship in Bratislava as one of the steps to our big goal – the domestic tournament. We are preparing this team for it. “
Noemi Hafra, the best player of Hungary: „We needed some time to get into the game, but then we already played our game. We did not underestimate anyone and we fought hard – the 5th place at the World Championship is still a good motivation. We are satisfied, because we lost only one game at the tournament. “
Laurent Puigsegur, France coach: „I am proud of the girls, it is a good team to work with. The sixth place in the world is not bad. Still I regret the 10-minute bad spell in the first half against Russia – we could make it to the semi-finals and everything would have been different. “
Soukeina Sagna, the best player of France: „We are very proud to defend the French national colors. We missed two important players due to injuries, so we also fought for them. It was not enough to win, but it happens in sport. “

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