International Handball Federation

06/19/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/19/2018 04:31

Four teams unbeaten after Day 3 in Nuuk

The 2018 Men's Pan American Championship is well underway in Nuuk, Greenland and after three days of competition, there are still four teams which are undefeated: Argentina and Chile in Group A and Brazil and hosts Greenland, who make good use of the home field advantage.

Greenland opened their campaign in Group B against Colombia with a 35:24 win, continuing on with another clear victory against Paraguay (35:22). In a dramatic match against Uruguay, which was level at 29:29 only two minutes before the final whistle, the Greenland could secure another two points in front of the home crowd - which means they are very close to the semi-finals.

Thanks to a better goal difference, Brazil are on top of Group B right now with wins against Canada (42:13), Colombia (42:22) and Paraguay (40:14). With two victories and one loss, Uruguay follow on rank three, before Canada (one win, two losses) and the teams of Colombia and Paraguay which are still at zero points.

In Group A, Chile and Argentina top the Group, with Chile beating Puerto Rico (33:26), Guatemala (39:14) and Peru (36:13) and two dominant victories for Argentina - who only played two matches due to Cuba's non-appearance - against Peru (48:8) and Puerto Rico (42:18). They are followed by Puerto Rico, who claimed two points against Guatemala (32:21). The teams of Guatemala and Peru have lost both their respective matches.

Follow the event on the Facebook page of the Greenland Handball Federation. All matches are streamed live on YouTube.

GROUP STANDINGS (19 June)

Group A

1 - Chile (CHI)

2 - Argentina (ARG)

3 - Puerto Rico (PUR)

4 - Guatemala (GUA)

5 - Peru (PER)

Group B

1 - Brazil (BRA)

2 - Greenland (GRL)

3 - Uruguay (URU)

4 - Canada (CAN)

5 - Colombia (COL)

6 - Paraguay (PAR)

MATCH RESULTS

Group A

16 June

CUB-GUA not played

ARG-PER 48:8

CHI-PUR 33:26

17 June

PER-CUB not played

PUR-ARG 18:42

GUA-CHI 14:39

18 June

ARG-CUB not played

PUR-GUA 32:21

CHI-PER 36:13

Group B

16 June

URU-PAR 34:25

BRA-CAN 42:13

GRL-COL 35:24

17 June

CAN-URU 24:26

COL-BRA 22:42

PAR-GRL 22:35

18 June

CAN-COL 25:24

BRA-PAR 40:14

URU-GRL 29 :31

Photos: Greenland Handball Federation / Ingo Bisgaard, Lars Jorgen Petersen