Girls' handball won the four-game tournament, crushing Hungary 33-18

Girls' handball won the four-game tournament, crushing Hungary 33-18

(Norway – Hungary 33-18) The Norwegian handball girls were never threatened and beat Hungary at the Åsane Arena in the EHF European Cup on Thursday evening.

Thus Norway won the quadrilateral tournament. The team has ten points from five matches and cannot be caught up again. Four points remain ahead of second-placed Hungary before the final round.

Camilla Heerem played her 306th cap for Norway, overtaking Caroline Dehre Breivang as the player with the most caps for Norway.

Veronica Christiansen scored the first goal of the match after a passing error from the Hungarians. Since then, Norway has never looked back.

At the break, the lead reached six goals after nine Norwegian players scored for Safi Al-Maarifa.

After the break, the handball girls continued their great match and gradually increased their lead. The referee canceled the match and the lead was 15 goals.

Hungary's Viktória Gyori-Lukács was nonetheless the top scorer of the match with six strikes. Christiansen and Henny Ella Rystad were Norway's top scorers with five goals.

Dark absence

It was announced on Wednesday that Nora Mörk had left the national team squad. The reason was the pressure of the match on the Esbjerg player, but Mork will join the group again next week.

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On Saturday in Zurich, Switzerland awaits the final match in the tournament. The Norwegian team must be assembled until April 14.

The EHF European Cup is played at the same time as other countries playing their European Championship qualifiers. Norway has already qualified for the European Group, while Switzerland, Hungary and Austria are the host nations.

Ahead of this summer's Olympic Games in Paris, the girls' handball girls will also play four practice matches against France and Denmark in July.

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