Goalball: Hungary and Spain take the lead in Rotterdam
Date: August 10, 2023
First day of competition at Rotterdam Ahoy in the 2023 IBSA Goalball European Championship – Division C, tournament taking place in the European Para Championships.
Spain, in group A, and Hungary, in group B, took the lead in the kickoff of the competition. The Spanish team only had one match, against Azerbaijan, and won by 12-2, the maximum difference possible in the sport.
The Hungarian national team played two matches and won them both. First against Sweden (8-7), and then against Italy (12-11). Two victories with tight differences, but enough to shoot the team sky high to the next level.
Bulgaria, Sweden, and Spain were relegated from the Euro B division last November.
Check the results from Day 1 and matches scheduled for Day 2, this Friday (CEST):
Sweden vs Hungary: 7-8
Bulgaria vs Italy: 8-15
Netherlands vs France: 1-9
Azerbaijan vs Spain: 2-12
Bulgaria vs Sweden: 9-11
Italy vs Hungary: 11-12
Friday, August 11th
9.30am – Spain vs France
10.45am – Netherlands vs Azerbaijan
12pm – Hungary vs Bulgaria
1.15pm – Italy vs Sweden
2.30pm – Azerbaijan vs France
3.45pm – Spain vs Netherlands
Standings after Day 1