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Egypt’s handball claim gold in World Military Games

Ahram website

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Egypt’s Military handball team won the gold medal in the World Military Games after defeating Qatar 29-26 in the final.

The first half ended with the Pharaohs in the front as they ended it 18-10. The Qatari team managed to decrease the difference in the second half, however, the Egyptians won the game 29-26.

Egypt’s journey started alongside the Republic of Korea, Brazil and Oman in Group A. The Pharaohs reached the final after defeating Lithuania, while Qatar advanced by defeating the hosts South Korea.

This gold medal is Egypt’s first handball gold medal in the history of the World Military Games and has come against Qatar who have a number of nationalised players.

Qatar’s team consisted of  two Tunisians, a Russian, a Bosnian and an Egyptian, all nationalised aside from the local Qatari players.

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