Brazil debuts with defeat in the U-20 Women’s Handball World Cup

Laura Bastos scored five goals against France (Photo: Disclosure/CBHb)

This Wednesday (22), the U-20 women’s handball team lost in its first game of the World Championship of the category, played in Slovenia. France won the duel against Brazil by 37 to 18 to end the day in the lead of group C of the competition.

France dominated the game from the start, with the Europeans opening a five-goal lead in less than 10 minutes of play. The French commanding the score and went to the interval winning by 20 to 9. Brazil could not reduce the difference in the second half and France took the victory. The top scorer of the game was Tshimagara Kiara who converted seven goals for France. On the Brazilian side, the best scorer was Laura Bastos with five goals.

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“I am not satisfied with our game and our performance. I’m sure we are capable of doing more. This is just our beginning in the championship”, commented Merelen de Lima, athlete of the Brazilian team at the Under-20 World Cup.


Brazil will play again this Thursday (23) at 11:30 am against Norway. The game will be broadcast on the Olympic Channel in Brazil. The Norwegians are in second place in the group, after beating South Korea 26-22 on Wednesday.


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