Greece made it two in a row
Greece easily registered their second victory in as many matches at VRILITTOS 2018, defeating China 44:24.
The Greek team easily imposed their game from the beginning, enabling national coach Nikolaos Georgiadis to use all his players.
Hosts will now face Israel (April 1 at 1:30pm), in a game that will decide group’s A winner.
CHINA – GREECE 24:44
Scoreline: 2:5, 4:10, 5:13, 6:16, 8:19, 12:22 (halftime) 14:26, 17:28, 21:33, 22:36, 22:40, 24:44
CHINA (Jingzhong Zheng): Hao, Yuhang, Zhengyang, Chaoqun 7, Yuxiang 6, Ben 5, Zhen 1, Hongyu, Zhengtao, Baohua 3, Yitong, Zhiwei 2, Mingxuan.
GREECE (Nikolaos Geordiadis): Petromelidis 2, Sina 10, Vasileiou-Tsafos, Janca 6, Biniaris 4, Tabakos 4, Pagiatis 2, Tzortzinis, Papazoglou 2, Sarafis 3, Dikaioulias 1, Alexandridis, Kotsionis 4, Anagnostopoulos 2, Skoufas, Anastasiou 4, Bampatzanidis, Stankidis.
Referees: Alvarez – Bustamante (Spain). 2 mins Suspensions: 1-2. 7m: 1/1 – 3/3
Nikolaos Geordiadis (Greece Coach): “We had the chance to test various tactics in both offence and defence. Playing against Israel will be a completely different game. I’ve seen Israel before and I know that it will be hard to beat a strong team with powerful and talented players.
“Tactically speaking it will be challenging to play against their tough defence. In the game against Russia we succeeded in overcoming their defensive tactics, mainly their “open” defence.
“We will try our best and see how it ends. After all, this tournament is a lesson we have to learn in order to progress.”
Jingzhong Zheng (China Coach): “We played better today, comparing to yesterday’s game. For us it was another tough test.
“We are still in the building process and we feel glad we are a part of this tournament.”