The Argentine men’s handball team, the Gladiators, fell on Thursday 25-23 with Brazil in the Olympic edition of the South American classic, valid for group A, and was eliminated.
With his figure, Diego Simonet, diminished physically, Argentina had been losing ugly with the Verdeamarelha and everything seemed defined. But in the second half the heart of the team appeared and, scoring six consecutive goals, got into the game.
With Brazil already disoriented, the final stretch of the match was vibrant, with the Gladiators pressing across the field in search of the miracle. It didn’t happen, but the team showed all their pride.
The defeats against France, Germany and Norway had turned the classic against Brazil is decisive for both teams, since the Cariocas had also lost in their first three presentations. The one who lost was left out. And Argentina lost.
In this way, the Albiceleste remained in the last position of group A, with no chances of advancing to the quarterfinals.