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Handball-Croatia beat Slovenia to win world bronze

BARCELONA, Spain, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Croatia completed a hat-trick of bronze medals in as many major tournaments when they beat neighbours Slovenia 31-26 on Saturday to finish third in the 2013 handball world championship. Having finished third at EURO 2012 and the London Olympics, Croatia emulated the achievement with a mature performance against a youthful Slovenian team who did well to reach the last four in Spain.

Handball-Spain and Denmark reach world championship final

BARCELONA, Spain, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Hosts Spain and European title holders Denmark advanced to the men's world handball championship final after emphatic wins over their respective opponents on Friday. Spain eased to a 26-22 success against surprise packages Slovenia and Denmark romped to an impressive 30-24 defeat of 2003 winners Croatia to set up a mouth-watering clash in Barcelona's Palau San Jordi on Sunday.
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