Denmark - Serbia (13-12)
The home team had a lot of difficulty with their Serbian opponents in the first half and the danes could be grateful to their goalkeeper Sandra Toft for not getting into serious trouble.
Especially the Serbian right winger Katarina Krpez Slezak was a handful for the danish defense and audience at the sold out Jyske Bank Boxen held their breath throughout the first 30 minutes.
But after the interval Danish captain Line Joergensen gave a great performanceand she was eventually honoured as player of the match.
Montenegro - Hungary 32-15 (17-9)
In itself not a sensation that Montenegro beat Hungary in their encounter in Herning but that the Montegrin team won by 17 goal was not at all expected.
The Hungarians took a quick 3-1 lead but then Milena Raicevic in two minutes scored three of her six goals to get the Montenegrin team going.
Together with Majda Mehmedovic and Katarina Bulatovic she was a constant threat to the Hungarian defence and at half time the game was decided.
Montenegro climbed to the top of the group with five points from three games while Hungary stays at four.
Tunesia - Japan 21-31 (9-13)
Japan got their first points at the World Championship as they defeated Tunesia who on their hand now face big difficulty in avoiding last place in group A in Herning.
The Japanese started the match with thunder and lightning leading by 10-3 after 20 minutes, but the the African champions had a strong spell scoring six goals in succession.
Slowly but surely the Japanese however rebuilt the lead and after a half time score of plus four goals their victory was never threatened.
Sweden - The Netherlands 28-28 (12-15)
The two teams gave each other a fantastic match for 60 minutes and two seconds - meaning that the Swedes hoped to have scored the deciding goal at their very last attempt but the ball thrown from the Swedish half crossed the line a couple of seconds too late.
The Dutch goal was abandoned by Player of the Match - Dutch goalie Tess Wester who was outstanding throughout the match playing a big part in the Dutch having a couple of leads that could have been decisive - among other 25-21 with only 11 minutes to go.
The two teams are side by side with five points for three matches with Poland chasing them at four points.
Poland - China 29-24 (12-11)
The match between Poland and Hungary was decided in the first five minutes of the second half when the Poles changed a half time result of 12-11 to a comfortable 18-12 lead.
Poland was outstanding in defence in that period and scored a few goals on dangerous counter attacks. The Chinese who had started best in the game pulled back four goals but again the Polish team with veteran Karolina Kudlacz-Gloc as the main force reestablished a lead of seven goals and were untouchable throughout the rest of the game.
After defeat in the match against Sweden the Poles are back on track with four point while China has godt two for three matches.
Cuba - Angola 23-38 (14-20)
Before the match both teams were without points but it was clear from the very start that the Cubans would have yet another hard task.
The difference after 20 minutes was only three goals though but then Angola with very strong Elizabeth Viegas and Natalia Bernardo as the best players opened the gap which at 37 minutes was ten goals at 25-15.
Angola look to be competing with China in a duel to advance to the round of 16 whereas Cuba most likely will qualify for Presidents Cup.
Brazil - Germany 24-21 (9-8)
A very even and exciting match for 50 minutes but in the final minutes the world champions had the advantage of a bigger physique and a broader squad.
Brazil scored three goals in a row from the 51th to the 55th minute and that decided the encounter where Eduarda Amorim was a great threat from the distance.
Brazil are top of the group together with France at five points with Korea at four and Germany alongside Argentina with two point.
France - Argentina 20-12 (13-6)
The Frenchmen only needed one half to decide their encounter with a South American side that only managed to score one goal in the first 13 minutes. A period where the French had put the ball in the net eight times.
Camille Ayglon and Siraba Dembele were constant threats in the first half but after the interval the French favourites slowed down and only won the last 30 minutes by 7-6.
Argentina still have two points from the openeing victory against D.R. Congo whereas France are top of Group C with five points.
Korea - D. R. Congo 35-17 (14-6)
After two draws in their first two matches at the World Championship Korea Tuesday got their first victory clearly defeating D. R. Congo who suffered their third defeat in as many matches.
After 13 minutes the score was 7-1 for the fast team from Korea and the match was decided. Remarkable that Christianne Mwasesa Mwange scores four of her team's six goals before the interval.
The Congolese team will have a hard time avoiding Presidents Cup but still have a chance of reaching the last 16 by defeating Germany and France in their last two matches.
Norway - Kazakhstan 40-19 (20-10)
The Norwegians have recovered from the early defeat by Russia and Kazakhstan was no real match for the European champions even though they came strongly back in the beginning of the match and changed 1-6 to 6-7.
But the opposition was too strong and the rest of the game was more or less a walk in the park for the strong Norwegian side.
Norway are now at four points together with Romania and Spain chasing maximum point Russia who have won six points.
Spain - Romania 26-18 (13-12)
A surprisingly clear victory for the Spaniards who trailed 1-4 and 9-12 after a brilliant performance by Romanian superstar Cristina Neagu for most of the first half.
The Spaniards however changed the run of play already in the final minutes before the interval where they scored four goals in a row. A tendency that was continued after the break as Spain scored the first three goals in the second half.
And the exciting Spanish team has a couple of world class individualists themselves among other the Portugese born Alexandrina Barbosa Cabral who was outstanding in the second half.
Spain are now level with Romania and Norway at four points trailing Russia with six.
Russia - Puerto Rico 45-18 (22-7)
The Russians continued their winning streak as underdogs Puerto Rico were left helpless in a 60 minutes long demonstration of Russian power handball.
The Russians shared their goals between them with three players each scoring six goals as top scorers and via 14-3 they cruised through the match resting key players for the last two matches in the group phase versus Kazakhstan and Romania.