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Spain suffers but wins in Hungary and will play for 1st place group with Croatia

Spain suffers but wins in Hungary and will play for 1st place group with Croatia
Spain, host of the tournament, won on Thursday to Hungary (28-22) in a match of the first phase of the World balonmnano and will play the top spot in Group D against Croatia.
After a shaky start, the group signed Rivero Valero a great second half and eventually won a large difference. Now play the key first place with Croatia in a vital game to avoid a possible quarter-final crossing to France.
Three theoretical alternate Spanish first loss avoided. The performance of Ángel Montoro, Carlos Ruesga and Antonio Garcia in the second half helped the home team distanced himself after a first half in which the Hungarians were those who took the initiative.
The trio ended the resistance of the difficult Hungary to score six of the last eight goals of Spain.
Before the former player of Barcelona Laszlo Nagy staged a brilliant start with four goals in six of his team in the first nine minutes.
Valero Rivera changed the defense, which went from a 6-0 to a 5-1 with Aitor Ariño with the sole mission of defending the Hungarian star.
"When we switched to mixed changed the game. Highlighted the efforts and quality of Aitor and all equipment. We have overcome difficulties throughout the match," said the Spanish coach on the contribution of Ariño.
Besides the trio that led to the estrangement and Ariño, the other name was the goalkeeper Arpad Sterbik.
"He's been sensational. Has been as he is, the best or one of the two best in the world," said coach Sterbik, who was voted player of the match.
At halftime it was a tie at 14 goals, but the defense and the Spanish goal left the Hungarians in just eight goals in the second period.
After this ordeal, Spain will be played on top of the group with Croatia on Saturday.
The Balkan team scored its fourth victory on Thursday against Egypt (24-20), which has only one point (three defeats and a draw) in the current championship.
In the third match of the key weak Algeria thrashed Australia (15-39) and ranks fourth with a record of one win, one draw and two defeats.
In Group C, Slovenia beat Belarus by the minimum (27-26) and continues to lead the key to score four victories. Serbia and Poland, with three, in second and third place respectively.
Argentina, one win and three losses, plays on Friday with Tunisia in Group A. In the same key, Brazil, with two wins and two losses, faces Montenegro, colista not score any points.
Chile, meanwhile, which occupies the bottom of Group B with four losses, try to open their account of wins against Qatar on Friday.
Source: AFP | 18/01/2013 - 0:04