A packed crowd of 5,000 handball fans were disappointed despite an exciting game against 2005 World Champions Spain on June 12 when the Lithuanian men's team tied the game 25:25. The match, which is the first play-off game in the World Championship, took place at Siemen's Arena in Vilnius. If Lithuania had won, they would have qualified for the 2006 European Championships. But as a result of the draw, both teams will replay each other on June 18 in Ciudad Real, Spain. Hopefully all of Lithuania's fans will be loyal enough to make the long trip west.
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