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Sweden edge out Hungary in tight handball semi-final

Sweden survive a second half fightback from Hungary to book their place in the men's handball final with a 27-26 triumph.

Sweden have progressed into the final of the men's handball competition with a 27-26 victory over Hungary in London.

The first half started in frantic fashion, with both sides scoring goals frequently but neither team managing to build a clear lead in the early stages of the match.

However, Sweden improved as the first period continued and a flurry of late attacks from the Scandinavians gave them a 15-12 advantage at half-time.

Hungary started the second half superbly and quickly brought themselves back into the match.

The contest was tight until the final moments in front of an excited crowd and despite a late goal from Ferenc Ilyes, Sweden held on to keep their gold medal hopes alive.

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