World Handball Championship - 29 January, 2003

Russia-Denmark 16-16 at half time, dramatic turn-around by Maximov’s men give Russia, the Olympic champions, a good chance of making the next Olympic games.

Group 1 Spain-Qatar (40-15); Iceland-Poland (33-29) Spain and Iceland go through to the next round

Group 2 Germany-Tunisia (30-21); Yugoslavia-Portugal (30-28) Germany and Yugoslavia go through

Group 3 Croatia-Egypt (29-23); Denmark-Russia (28-35) Croatia qualify, Russia have to beat Egypt to go through to last eight

Group 4 Sweden-Hungary (33-32); France-Slovenia (31-22 ) Sweden and France