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Callum Carson

West Lothian handball ace helps guide Great Britain to European Championship qualifying success

East Whitburn’s Chris White helped Great Britain’s handball team progress from their European Championship qualifying group.

The Brits topped the EHF 2026 Euro Qualifying Phase One table thanks largely to a brilliant late fightback to draw 25-25 in their opening clash with Cyprus.

White (24) scored four goals in that clash then followed it up with a team-leading 11 goals in a 39-22 victory over host nation Azerbaijan in their next contest.

Despite that victory, they entered their final match against Malta needing a win and a significant swing in goal difference to progress –
and that’s exactly what happened.

GB defeated Malta 44-14, with White tallying four goals while Cyprus were only able to win by nine goals in their match against Azerbaijan.

That ensured that GB reached the Promotion Round.

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