The Russian national team drew 32-32 with its Belarusian counterpart in the match that brought them together today, Thursday, in Group E of the World Handball Cup, which Egypt will host until January 31.
The match was marked by a club since its inception, and the first half ended with a 15-15 draw.
With this tie, each team got one point, while Group H will witness a confrontation later today between the other two teams in the group, Slovenia and South Korea.
The Russian national team plays under the flag of the Russian Handball Federation, while the International Game Federation anthem is played before the start of its matches due to the penalty imposed by the Court of Sport Arbitration “Cas” on the 17th of last December by banning Russian athletes from competing in major international competitions under the Russian flag and anthem for two years from The date of issuance of the decision i.e. until December 16, 2022, alleging “tampering with the data of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory.”