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Handball: Egypt beat Qatar in WC

Handball: Egypt beat Qatar in World Championship

Photo: France 2017

The Egypt national handball team beat Qatar 22-20 in the 2017 World Men’s Handball Championship group D opener on Friday.

Egypt qualified to the 2017 World Handball Championship after winning the 2016 African Handball Championship, which was held in Cairo.

The Pharaohs were able to end the first-half on top as it ended 11-8 to the African Champions. The 2015 World Championship runners-up tried to comeback in the second-half, but the Egyptians showed determination as they were able to control the game, ending the second-half and the game 22-20.

It’s worth mentioning that Egypt were drawn in ‘group of death’ alongside Qatar, Denmark, Sweden, Bahrain, and Argentina, with the top four teams qualify to the round of 16.

The Pharaohs’ next game will be against Denmark, who came second on three occasions in 1967, 2011, and 2013, on January 14 at 18:45 CLT.

Meanwhile, Africa’s two other participants Tunisia and Angola lost their opening games against Macedonia and Slovenia respectively. Tunisia and Angola were drawn in group B that joins them with Spain, Slovenia, Iceland, and Macedonia.

The 2017 World Men’s Handball Championship is held is being held in France from 11 to 29 January 2017.

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