Handball: Polish hosts bow out of EHF 2016 with win against Sweden
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Poland finished with a win on Friday in the home side's last match of the EHF European Men's Handball Championship, beating Sweden 26-24 in Wrocław, western Poland.
Polish players applaud fans after wrapping up their last match of the tournament, Friday 29 January, Wrocław. Photo: PAP/Jakub Kaczmarczyk
The result means that Poland finishes seventh overall in the tournament.
For many of the fans it was a bittersweet victory, as on Wednesday Poland looked sure to win a place in the semi-finals.
However, Croatia – which needed a victory margin of 11 goals to go through – stunned the hosts with a 37-23 win.
Man of the match on Friday was Polish goalie Sławomir Szmal. The Polish players turned to fans after wrapping up the game, giving them a long round of applause. (nh/pk)