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Russia edges Brazil in women's handball

London, England (Sports Network) - Russia edged Brazil in the women's handball tournament Friday at the London Games, in a matchup of top Group A teams.

The Russians got seven goals from Emiliia Turei on the way to a 31-27 victory over Brazil, and improved to 3-1-0 in group play. The Brazilians have the same record after the setback.

Great Britain fell to 0-4 in Group A after a loss to Angola, and lost any chance of making it to the quarterfinals.

In Group B play, Spain recorded a 25-24 win against Sweden to gain a berth into the next round.

Norway, the defending gold medalist, improved to 2-1-1 in the group after a tight defeat of Denmark. France still has the best record in that group after beating South Korea.

The final group play matches take place Sunday.

08/03 18:44:57 ET


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