Romanian Women’s Handball Team Wins Against Chile In World Championship

Romania’s national women’s handball team won Saturday against Chile, 51-17 (20-7), in the first match of the C group preliminary round in the World Championship taking place in China.

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Romanian Women’s Handball Team Wins Against Chile In World Championship

The Romanian team scored through: Stanca 10 goals, Nechita 8, Varzaru 6, Vadineanu 5, Geiger 4, Fiera 3, Puscasu 3, Manea 3, Moldovan 3, Lecusanu 3, Neagu 2, Amariei 1.

Chile scored through: Feuchtmann 5 goals, D. Canessa 4, Musalem 3, Vera 2, Flores 2, Cajas 1.

Romania will face Japan in the second match of the C group Sunday at 3.15 pm Romanian time.

According to the rules, the top three teams of group A plus the top three teams of group B will make up the first main group, while the top three of group C plus the top three of group D will make up the second main group. The semifinals will be fought between the top two teams of the main groups.

The semifinals will take place on December 18, and the 2009 World Championship finals are scheduled for December 20.

The reigning champion is Russia, followed by Norway and Germany, the top three teams in the 2007 World Women's Handball Championship, held in France.

The Romanian national team is the only one in the history of women's handball to attend every edition of the World Championship since 1957, winning the gold once (1962) and silver twice (1973 and 2005).

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