26 Jan 2013

Spain and Denmark meet in world handball final

3:05 pm on 26 January 2013

Hosts Spain and European title holders Denmark will meet in the men's world handball championship final after emphatic wins over their respective semi-final opponents.

Spain eased to a 26-22 success against surprise packages Slovenia and Denmark romped to an impressive 30-24 defeat of 2003 winners Croatia.

Croatia and Slovenia, neighbours from the former Yugoslavia, will renew their rivalry when they meet in the bronze medal match.

Spain, who won the title in 2005, will have a chance to avenge their defeat by Denmark in last year's European championship semi-final when the Danes edged them 25-24 and went on to win EURO 2012 after beating hosts Serbia in the final.