Handball: Denmark beat Egypt in World Championship
Egypt national handball team lost to Denmark in their second game in the 2017 World Men’s Handball Championship on Saturday.
Denmark managed to seal the game during the second round of the fourth group with seven points ahead of the Pharaohs, as it ended 35-28.
As the game started, the two teams seemed cautious but as time passed Denmark’s players took advantage of the unjustified mistakes made by the Egyptian team and widened the gap to four points after only 10 minutes, which forced Egypt’s coach Marwan Ragab to request a time-out to ask his player to focus and not lose the ball easily.
Even though Egypt’s performance was improved, it was not enough to catch-up with Denmark’s speed and accurate shots as the Europe’s champions used their experience to win the match.
It is worth mentioning that the Danish team won gold recently at the men’s handball competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“I’m 70 or 60 percent satisfied with our display tonight,” said Egyptian keeper Karim Hendawi.
Egypt’s first match was a tough one against Qatar which ended 22/20 for the Egyptian side thanks to the team’s determination, while the Danish beat Argentina easily 33-22.
Denmark is currently on top of Group D ‘group of death’ with four points and Egypt is temporarily in third place with two points and their next match will be against Bahrain on January 16.
Egypt were drawn in Group D alongside Qatar, Denmark, Sweden, Bahrain, and Argentina, with the top four teams advance to the round of 16.
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