Iceland lead their head-to-head score 6-4 and they faced off in the qualifications, where the home team came out victorious both times – Portugal took first place in their group in the end. All this forshadows a tight game in Budapest.
„We have some recent experience with Iceland, and they are a team with a lot of quality. When I look at them, I can’t help but think we have the quality to make a result against them. And if we want to go as far as possible in the competition, beyond this preliminary round, we have to start our competition with a win.”
Leonel Fernandez, player of Portugal
„We will play for the win in this first game. We have three important games in that group, and Portugal will be one of them. I think it is important for us to start well to get things going in the competition.”
Gudmundur Gudmunsson, head coach of Iceland
There will be two more games played on Friday, both in Bratislava.
Group B, Budapest handball arena
Portugal vs. Iceland 20:30
Group D, Bratislava, Ondrej Nepala Arena:
Germany vs. Belarus 18:00
Austria vs. Poland 20:30
For the attention of our fans and visitors: it is worth leaving for the arena on time and collecting the wristbands needed for entry. All relevant information can be read here.
It is important that anyone who has a valid immunity (card) during the EHF EURO 2022 need to collect the wristband only one time.