London, England – 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.