Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 2nd, 2014 - Czech Republic 27 Macedonia 27

The view from Zlín Střed train station

November 2nd, 2014
2016 ECQ in Zlín
Czech Republic 27 Macedonia 27
Attendance - 2000 (100 Macedonian supporters)

My wife is Macedonia, and my son is Macedonian/Canadian, but we live in the Czech Republic.  As such, I decided to stay neutral for this game and I couldn't have been happier with the result.  The Czech Republic were leading by 8 goals at the half, but collapsed in the 2nd half.  The home fans were rather quiet, but that was more than made up for by the Macedonians in attendance.  Handball is basically the national sport in Macedonia, and they are very passionate about it.  One Macedonia fan at the end of the game said that if only they had one more minute in the game, they would have won.