Gdansk (Poland) (EFE)
The game was extended to the first overtime thanks to a last-second goal by Álex Dujshebaev to make it 25-25, and in the first overtime the tie was maintained at 29-29.
Spain will play on Friday in the semifinals against Denmark, the executioner of Hungary by 40-23. In the other, the winner of France-Germany and the winner of Sweden-Egypt will face each other.
The Spanish team fights hard to get a pass to the semifinals in the World Handball Championship
The Hispanics seemed to be eliminated after entering the last twenty seconds of regulation time with a goal against (24-25) and Norway in possession of the ball.
But the passivity of the Nordic team did not go unnoticed by the referees, who punished Norway’s lack of offensive vocation, which allowed Spain to force extra time (25-25) with a final goal from Dani Dujshebaev.
However, it would take not just one extra time, but two, for the Spanish team, who wasted the chance to seal their pass to the semifinals at the end of the first overtime, to ensure their presence in the fight for the medals.
Thanks to a final save by Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas, who cleared with his face, which cost the Norwegian player a red card, the launch of Kristian Bjornsen, who until then had converted his previous nine shots into goals.
Dramatic outcome of a match that began uphill for the Spanish team, which took a world to equip the game with the slightest speed and fluidity to the movement of the ball in attack.