Spain ruin Croatia’s party to finally win first European gold

With an unbelievable 3-0 finish in the last four minutes, Spain stunned the hosts Croatia to clinch its first-ever European title and book its spot at the Olympics. Croatia dominated most of the match, but failed to score in the last eight minutes while two breath-taking action goals, especially the winning backhander, from Alvaro Granados, […]

France and the Netherlands finish on a high(er) note

The last two classification matches played in Dubrovnik turned into lopsided contests. Both France and the Netherlands claimed six-goal wins over Georgia and Germany respectively. For 9th place: France v Georgia 12-6For the 11th place: Netherlands v Germany 16-10 Action goals highlighted the opening eight minutes of the last game played in Dubrovnik. France had […]

Hosts Croatia to fight Spain in Zagreb for European gold

It will end how it started, Croatia and Spain will meet again in the final in Zagreb after their thrilling opener in Dubrovnik (won by Croatia in a shootout). The host Croats maintained the home sides’ streak to reach the final in the sixth consecutive edition since 2014 as they could fend off the young […]

France and Georgia to clash for 9th place

France and Georgia snatched big wins respectively over the Netherlands and Germany to set up a showdown for the 9th place in Dubrovnik. Slovakia bettered Slovenia for the 13th place while Malta and Israel staged another thriller, at the end, the Maltese grabbed the 15th place with a shootout win. For 9-12th places: France v […]

Split reloaded: Croatia, Hungary, Italy and Spain make the semis

Hungary Jr’s miracle run continues as they ousted Serbia with a shootout win in the quarters. Spain soon joined them after a comfortable cruise against Romania, and Croatia also beat Greece with unexpected ease, thanks to a tremendous 8-0 run in the second half. Italy forced the decision even earlier against Montenegro, with a 5-0 […]

Romania knocks out Georgia to join top eight alongside Greece

Romania got back to the top-flight after ten long years. They came up with a brilliant performance to thrash top division side Georgia and this win also sent them to Doha for the World Championships. Greece did a clean job to book its spot in the quarters by eliminating the Netherlands. Crossovers: Greece v Netherlands […]

Serbia gets revenge on France, Montenegro power past Germany

Serbia took a noble revenge for the stunning loss in Split 2022 and beat France with a brilliant second-half performance on the first day of the crossovers. This secured them a spot in the quarters and also a place in the top division for 2026. Montenegro followed their ‘brothers’ with an easy victory over Germany. […]

Challengers of top division sides confirmed

Serbia, Germany, Romania and the Netherlands will have the chance to challenge the respective third and fourth ranked sides from the top division groups in the crossovers. The clash of Serbia and France shall be the absolute highlight of the next stage. Group C: Germany v Israel 14-8, Serbia v Malta 21-4Final rankings: 1. Serbia […]

Hungary Jr. blasts Italy, wins group, Spain on top in Dubrovnik

Hungary, rather Hungary Jr., caused the upset of the event so far by handing Italy a five-goal beating, which also rocketed the young team to the first place in Zagreb. Spain finished strong to down France and also clinched the first place in Dubrovnik as Croatia could only bag one point after their thriller with […]

Malta snatches incredible win over Israel

This is what the two-division format has been created for: in the ‘lower house’ teams can play real thrillers like Malta and Israel did in Zagreb. The Maltese, surviving a 4-minute ejection and down by four in the third, produced a miraculous comeback in the emotion-filled match. Serbia did another clean job by beating Germany, […]