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Greek rebound continues at Tunisia Worlds

The national handball team took another important step toward qualifying for the second phase of the World Handball Championship in Tunisia yesterday with a 26-21 win over Angola in a Group A qualifier. Greece was defeated in its opening group game by Denmark but has since registered back-to-back victories over two-time world champion France and Angola yesterday to consolidate its place in Group A. The top three teams from four groups advance to the tournament’s next round of play. Greece meets Canada in its next encounter today before taking on the host nation Tunisia tomorrow in what could be a crucial encounter. Last night, Tunisia drew 26-26 against France after wins in its first two games. Denmark was due to meet Canada later last night. Neither Greece nor Angola were able to break clear during the first half’s greater part. Greece, however, started establishing a considerable gap as the half-time break neared. Greece began the second half with a 15-9 lead and virtually maintained the gap for its final 26-21 win.