Japan, the qualifying league for the Tokyo Olympics and the men's handball, lost to Sweden, the runner-up of the world championship in the second round, 26 to 28, losing two consecutive games.
The men's handball qualifying league will be held at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. 12 teams will be divided into 2 groups of 6 teams to fight in a round-robin manner, and the top 4 teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals.
Group B Japan lost to Denmark, who won the gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro tournament last time, in the first match, and played against Sweden, the runner-up of the world championship in the second match on the night of the 26th.
In the first half, Japan assembled an attack with a quick pass and took the lead temporarily in the middle stage, but the opponent's strict defense made a hasty goal and turned back 14-17.
In the second half, he lowered the goalkeeper to the bench at the time of the attack and aggressively aimed at the goal with the tactic of attacking with all seven people, and at the end it was close to one point difference, but at the end it was pushed out and lost 26 to 28. ..
With this, Japan will play 2 games and 2 losses in the qualifying league and will play against Egypt on the 28th.Keywords: