EHF Euro 2018: Impeccable Romania top power ranking after preliminary round
Which teams are favorites to reach the semi-finals at EHF EURO 2018 in France?
Romania and the Netherlands are the only two teams which still boast a flawless record at EHF EURO 2018, but Russia is still a force to reckon with regardless of their loss against Slovenia in the last match of the preliminary round. ehf-euro.com ranked the 12 teams qualified for the main round.
No team has scored more goals at the EHF EURO 2018 than Romania and no other team has Cristina Neagu on their side. But the real masterpiece is the Romanian defense. Romania is not a collection of players anymore, it is a team, and if they can maintain this rhythm, they can go a long way at this tournament. Moreover, both Neagu and Eliza Buceschi scored 24 goals, only two less than current top scorer Katarina Krpez Slezak (SRB). So there are plenty of reasons why Romania is the team at the top of the power rankings of the EHF EURO 2018.
Irrespective of their loss against Slovenia in the last round, which will not count in the next phase of the competition, Russia have showed tremendous attacking prowess and a stout defense. Goals seem to come from everywhere, so the well-rehearsed team could do serious damage in the next phase. Playing against two Nordic sides could prove a challenge, but up until this point, Evgeni Trefilov’s side had character and came back from behind both against France and Montenegro to claim their wins.
Losing Danick Snelder and Yvette Broch from the team that earned the silver medal two years ago was a big blow, but the Dutch side did what they know best and are among the favourites for another semi-final spot. Their defence has taken a step back from the previous tournament, they rode their luck against Spain, when Helle Thomsen’s side needed a last-second goal from Lois Abbingh to seal the win. Matches against Norway and Romania surely seem to be tougher, but ignore the Dutch side at your own risk.
Everybody knows the French approach that helped them win the World Championship last year. Defense, defense and defense are the main ingredients for a masterful French side who conceded only 67 goals so far, the least of the 16 teams taking part at the EHF EURO 2018. Of course, their attack is not stellar, but they seem to produce quality handball and find goals from scratch, which most teams fail to achieve. Playing on home court, in front of sold-out arenas, helps too, therefore one cannot rule out France.
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