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Defending champions France book the ticket to Poland 2016

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France - Macedonia 35:24 (17:10)

Four matches, four victories – and defending champions France had bagged the qualification for the EHF EURO 2016. Contrary to the first encounter in Skopje on Wednesday (27:25), the Macedonians were without a chance in Toulouse. The French side nearly missed no shot in the first half to virtually decide the one-sided encounter already at the half-time buzzer. The EHF EURO, World and Olympic champions fired on all cylinders, thus destroying the Macedonian hopes for a potential surprise early and with verve.

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There were very small shimmers of hope for Macedonia early in the second half, but France took full control again in the 45th minute and extended the gap to ten goals for the first time at 30:20 after scoring an incredible seven consecutive goals. Best scorers were Nikola Karabatic (France - 6) and his FC Barcelona teammate Kiril Lazarov Macedonia - 9). After having lost both encounters against France, Macedonia are third ranked in the group, two points behind Czech Republic, but they still play the Czech team at home.