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Hungary beats Serbia 26-23 to reach quarterfinals of handball tournament at Olympics

08/06/2012 10:11 EDT | Updated 10/06/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - Tamas Mocsai scored nine goals to help Hungary defeat Serbia 26-23 and reach the quarterfinals of the men's handball tournament at the Olympics Monday.

Serbia was the better side at the start of the decisive Group B match, ending the first half 11-9 up. Hungary took control of the game in the second by scoring the first five goals to level 14-14 and then six more to take a commanding lead.

Tunisia also advanced after beating Argentina 25-23, with Kamel Alouine scoring seven goals.

Despite Diego Simonet's six goals, Argentina were no match for Tunisia although they were just a goal down in the final minute of the Group A match. Aymen Toumi scored in the final seconds to secure Tunisia's spot in the quarterfinals.

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