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Slovenian team decides to remain at Eurohandball

Zagreb, 17 January - The Slovenian Handball Association decided on Wednesday the national team would not leave the Eurohandball in Zagreb as some have insisted, despite its protests against the result of the fixture against Germany being rejected at all levels.

Zagreb, Croatia
The Slovenian Handball Association decided against the team leaving the Eurohandball over refereeing, but says further appeals will be lodged.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

The decision, reached unanimously by the association's presidency, is expected. If the team walked out of the tournament, it would have faced serious repercussions, including a temporary ban from all tournaments organised by the European Handball Federation.

Slovenia were mulling calling it quits due to controversial refereeing during the game against Germany. The association lodged appeals at two levels but they were all turned down.

After the much-publicised ruckus, the team can now focus on tonight's game against Montenegro, the homeland of Slovenia coach Veselin Vujović.

If Slovenia win or draw, they will qualify for the second stage of the competition.

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