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More than a game: FYR Macedonia – Greece

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FYR Macedonia 35-23 Greece (Agg. 62-48)

Not because of the sporting aspect, but because of the political tension between this two neighbouring countries this duel was under close inspection of EHF. Macedonian fans knew their country was superior but they were still willing to pay decent amount to watch their team defeat their neighbours, and Macedonians did that in style. Unlike the first lag when the hosts, Greece were uninterested in supporting their home team, in the second lag the fans of Lazarov, Vugrinec, Ristovski, Stoilov, Mirkulovski and their teammates came prepared, there was no fan not carrying flag or any kind of symbol of their home country, especially the ones that Greece had problem with.

The match went on peacefully and in great style. Macedonians showed why they are among the top countries when handball was in question, and Greece accepted their faith. Unlike the first lag match in Athens where in a difficult game with lot of mistakes, the guest managed to win with two goals in the second lag, lot of attractive moves, and very smart attack plays characterized the match. The first double digit advantage was in 16th minute and from that point on everybody waited for the game to end.

In the end, as expected FYR Macedonia will participate on the World Championship 2015 in Qatar.

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