Denmark and France each continued their winning records at the Women's Youth World Handball Championship in Polish city Kielce.
Denmark, the defending silver medallists, only led neighbours Sweden by four points at half-time at Legionów Hall.
They then pulled clear to eventually prevail 32-23 and move to the top of Group B.
France, meanwhile, won 27-12 against Tunisia in Group D.
The French are seeking a first ever medal at the age group event after three fourth-place finishes.
Defending world bronze medallists South Korea are also playing in the same group.
Hosts Poland beat Angola 26-19 in Group A.
Russia are the defending champions and began with a comfortable 43-14 win over Argentina in Group C.
They have a rest day today before facing China tomorrow.