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(E) France (defending champion) loses to Croatia
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  01/26/2003 | Sports | Unrated
(E) France (defending champion) loses to Croatia
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France loses to Croatia at world championships 

Sat Jan 25, 2:44 PM ET

LISBON, Portugal - Croatia upset defending champion France 23-22 on Saturday while reigning European champion Sweden beat Algeria 32-28 at the men's handball World Championships. 
France, which won its first three matches, still leads Group C, followed by Croatia. Both teams are 3-1-0 and are likely to move to the next round. 
Also, European runner-up Germany continued its unbeaten run in Group B by downing host Portugal 37-29. 
In other games, Spain crushed Asian champion Kuwait 45-18; Iceland beat Qatar 42-22; and Hungary topped Argentina 35-23. 

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