Brazil takes South American Gold

← Previous Story Another voice for “shot-clock”, Dragan Djukic: Handball has to go to the next step! Next Story → ZRK Vardar and FC Midtjylland qualify for EHF F4 in Budapest! World champions conquered the only title that was not in their hands in America after yesterday’s victory over Uruguay for 39-13, on the last match of the South American Games. Morten Soubak’s girls reacted after Thursday’s alarming draw against Argentina and made sure the goal difference was unreachable for the neighbors, who finished second with the same points.Brazil played in a convincing way again and finished the first half 18-9. The Danish coach chose to use most of the girls that took gold in Serbia and also gave some minutes to the ones that are new to the squad. “We had highs and lows during the competition and that was good to find out that we’re the team to beat. Even if we don’t have any other official commitments for the rest of the year, everyone will study us and beat us in any friendly that we play. We’ll have to get used to thiis”, reflected Soubak to the CBHb’s website.“Next year will be full of challenges and very important ones”, added the coach, whose team will have the Pan American tournament, the Pan American Games in Toronto and the World Championship in Denmark in December. Right wing and 2012 player of the year Alexandra Nascimento highlighted the group union “until the end” and anticipated: “We’ll have to continue evolving. All national teams, from Europe and from here, are renewing and evolving and we’ll have to do the same”.On the last game of the day Argentina defeated Chile 17-21 and secured the silver medal and a place in Toronto 2015, the previous step to Rio 2016, one of the wildest obsessions for Peruchena’s girls. The match was even and the Chileans finished the first half leading 10-9. However, the ‘albicelestes’ were able to overcome the difference and won the second half 7-12. Chile, who got the bronze medal, is also qualified for the Pan American Games, while Uruguay (finished 4th) will play a repechage against United States and the fourth qualified of the Central American and Caribbean Games, which will be held in November of this year in Veracruz, Mexico.TEXT: LAURA AGENAPhoto Credits: CBHb website. brazilsouth america read more