An unfortunate day for the Egyptian trio in the British Open Squash...
- SQUASH: Both British Open defending champions defeated in semi-finals
- Mohamed Helmy announces decision to leave Zamalek
- CAF names referees for Al Masry Confederation Cup playoff match
- Mortada announces Mohamed Helmy’s departure
- Angola appoint Flávio as assistant manager
- SQUASH: Potential all Egyptian men’s final awaits ahead of semi-finals
- El Shaarawy: My relationship with Salah is great, I am attached to Egypt
- Mayuka ruled out of Zambia’s friendly against Zimbabwe
- Mido: Hamed, El-Said the smartest in Egyptian football
- Misr El-Maqassa beat Al Masry to close gap on leaders Al Ahly
Handball: Egypt draw with Japan in Junior World Championship
Egypt were behind for almost the entire game thanks to a performance that was characterised by numerous missed chances.
Japan had a solid first period going into half time with a 17-14 lead over Egypt.
Japan, in attempts to overcome the last-minute loss in the opening game against Brazil, looked determined to win and extended the lead further to a maximum of five goals at 20-15, in the early stages of the second half.
Egypt then began a gradual comeback and could have equalised on a number of occasions but left it late for a dramatic ending.
With just over a minute to play, a penalty shot allowed Egypt to close the gap to one goal and with the scoreline at 26-27, Egypt forced the error from Japan with a one on one defensive situation.
After a time out Egypt scored the equaliser at the death to earn a tough point in yet another heartbreaking scenario for Japan.
Egypt had comfortably beaten Group D minnows Uruguay in their opening game and will now face the hosts Brazil before clashing with giants Germany and finishing the group stage against Norway.