HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 12 (acn) Cuba achieved its fourth victory and thus already qualified to the semifinals of the 2019 IHF Men´s Handball Emerging Nations Championship taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Caribbean side remains unbeaten in Group A and this time defeated 31-26 Georgia, despite the local Ramazan Muradov was the match scoring leader with 9 goals.
According to the official website of the contest, Cuba´s most outstanding players were Dariel Garcia, who netted 5 goals, while Adonis J. Garcia, Claudio Ramos and Omar Toledano scored four each.
The latter remains among the scoring leaders of this Pool with 28 goals, so far in the tournament, behind British Sebastian Edgar (41), Colombian (34) and Azeri Samir Nazaraliyev (30).
In today´s other games in this Group A, UK beat China 28-23 and Colombia won 41-36 over India.
Behind Cuba, who already secured its presence in semifinals, appear UK with 3 wins and 1 loss, followed by China (2-2), Colombia (2-2), Azerbaijan (1-3) and India (0-4).
Meanwhile, Pool B is headed by Georgia and Bulgari (3-0 each), USA (2-1), Nigeria and Ireland amount 1 draw and 2 losses each and Malta (0-3).
The best two teams of each group advance to semifinals of this Men´s Handball Emerging Nations Championships for U24 players.