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Handball: Croatia eliminate Egypt from World Championship

Posted on January 23, 2017
Egypt Handball

Photo: France Handball 2017

handball team was knocked out of the 2017 IHF World Men’s Handball Championship after losing 17-21 to Croatia in the round of 16.

Croatia dominated the match from the start and maintained its lead till the match ended. Egypt tried to cut the deficit in the second half and was able to do so, however, Croatia managed to stop the Egyptian uprising and widened their lead to five points ending The Pharaohs’ hopes to reach quarter-finals.

This marked Egypt’s third defeat after losing to Denmark 35-28 and Sweden 33-26. The team also claimed three victories in the championship over Bahrain, Qatar and Argentina.

team was ranked 12th in the tournament coming after Germany, Denmark and Russia. Rankings for teams from the 9th place till the 16th is based on the number of points each team collected during the group stage. The Pharaohs made a progress in their ranking compared to previous championships as Egypt was ranked 14th in 2015 World Men’s Handball Championship in Qatar and 16th in the 2013 Championship held in Spain.


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