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Faroe Islands claim European Open win

Handball: The Faroe Islands completed a near-flawless campaign at the Men’s 17 European Open by downing hosts Sweden in the final and lifting the trophy in front of more than 6.000 fans at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg on Friday night.

That is according to Eurohandball.com.

Leading by just one goal (16:15) at half-time, Faroe Islands ultimately won the final 36:29. Back court player Elias Ellefsen á Skipagøtu contributed 10 goals, while centre back Elliot Stenhalm led for Sweden with eight.

Á Skipagøtu raised his total for the tournament to 69 and became the top scorer, two goals clear of Georgia’s Nikoloz Kalandaze. He was also named MVP of the tournament.


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