The Belarus national handball team has advanced to the last 16 of the men's handball world championships after finishing their group in third place with only two wins.
Belarusians managed to get into the playoff after winning against Hungary (27:25) in the final match of the group stage, though almost no one believed in such an outcome (so far Belarusians had never defeated the Hungarians).
Belarus also found help after Chile was defeated by Saudi Arabia. As a result, Belarus progressed from the group from third place though it could find itself in the penultimate place.
In the next stage of the world championships, Belarus play against Sweden on January 22.