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(E) Croatia beats Olympic champion Russia - Handball
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  01/23/2003 | Sports | Unrated
(E) Croatia beats Olympic champion Russia - Handball
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Croatiabeats Russia, 

Germany bags third win at world championships 
Thu Jan 23,12:14 PM ET

LISBON, Portugal - Croatia claimed the scalp of Olympic champion Russia in the preliminary round of the men's handball World Championships, winning their encounter 28-26 Thursday. 
Croatia, Olympic gold medalist in 1996, has a 2-0-1 record in its group at the tournament being played at venues across Portugal through Feb. 2.Russia previously had edged Hungary by one point and drawn with Argentina. 

Germany, the European silver medalist, beat Greenland 34-20 and moved onto a maximum six points from three games in its group. 
Top African team Egypt overcame Slovenia 27-26, while Asian champion Kuwait defeated Morocco 25-22. 

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