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Cyprus returns with silver from the Men’s EHF Euro 2024 relegation round

Cyprus’ handball team returns from the Men’s EHF Euro 2024 relegation round in Tbilisi, Georgia, with a silver medal and promotion to the second play off for Euro 2024.

According to the Cyprus Handball federation, the Cypriot team was defeated on Saturday by Georgia with 32-18. It is the first medal in the history of Cyprus at the IHF/EHF.

Loucas Paraskeva and Christos Argyrou were included in the top seven athletes of the tournament with Argyrou being the first scorer of the national team, securing 29 goal in four matches.

According to the IHF/EHF website, Georgia, Cyprus and Bulgaria completed the eight-team line-up for the EHF EURO 2024 relegation round in January 2022.

The other participants are Luxembourg, who were directly seeded, as well as Belgium, Turkey, Finland and Latvia, who were the four worst fourth-ranked teams in the EHF EURO 2022 qualifiers.

The draw date for the four play-off pairings of the relegation round will be announced by the EHF in due time.

The Cyprus Sports Organisation congratulated with Cyprus national handball team, noting it is a great victory for the sport.

Cyprus clinches seven victories on first day of ECT Games in Limassol

Cyprus has clinched seven victories in the first day of the European Championships Third League games which are held this weekend, in Limassol.                                 
                                                           
The victories of the Cyprus group of athletes are helping towards the main goal which is the …

Cyprus promoted to Davis Cup Group II playoffs

Cyprus has clinched seven victories in the first day of the European Championships Third League games which are held this weekend, in Limassol.                                 
                                                           
The victories of the Cyprus group of athletes are helping towards the main goal which is the …

EURO 2020

Three-times European champions Germany shrugged off their opening game loss and announced their arrival as serious contenders at Euro 2020 with an emphatic 4-2 win over highly-rated Portugal in their Group F match on Saturday.

The Germans had been beaten …

England given reality check by gutsy Scotland in stalemate

England’s ambitions to be crowned kings of Europe got a cold dose of reality as they were held to a 0-0 draw by a gutsy Scotland side in a Euro 2020 ‘Battle of Britain’ on Friday.

Victory for Gareth Southgate’s …

UEFA has contingency plan for London-scheduled Euro 2020 final

UEFA has a contingency plan to replace Wembley as host stadium of the Euro 2020 final unless Britain agrees to exempt travelling foreign fans from 10-day quarantine rules, the European soccer governing body said on Friday.

Tournament organisers have been …

EURO 2020

Kevin de Bruyne came off the bench to inspire Belgium in a 2-1 comeback win over Denmark on Thursday to clinch their place in the Euro 2020 knockouts on an emotional afternoon as both sides paid tribute to Christian Eriksen.…

Euro 2020

Manuel Locatelli bagged a brace of goals for the first time in his career as imperious Italy defeated Switzerland 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday to become the first side into the last-16 of the European Championship.

Midfielder Locatelli, …

Ronaldo, Pogba snub sponsors at Euro 2020

(Reuters) – France midfielder Paul Pogba removed a Heineken bottle in front of him at a Euro 2020 news conference, a day after Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo removed two Coca-Cola bottles, sparking a furore among football fans.

Pogba, a practising …

Cypriot sailor wins gold medal in Under 21 European Championship in Montenegro

Cypriot sailor Marilena Makri won the gold medal at the Under 21 European Championship and Open European Trophy 2021 which took place in Tivat, Montenegro. 

Makri had ranked first twice and had finished all races in a better than 5th …