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Egypt progress in Men’s Youth World Handball Championship

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Egypt earned a 37-25 victory over Bahrain to secure their spot in the round of 16 of the 2017 Men’s Youth World Handball Championship in Georgia.

The Young Pharaohs led 19-10 at half time before they managed to increase the gap to 12 goals at the final whistle of the fourth game of the preliminary round.

Egypt are tied on five points with second-placed Denmark, who have a better goal difference. Meanwhile, France top the group with eight points. All three have already secured their qualification to the next round.

Norway, Sweden, and Bahrain, who have two points each, are fighting over the final qualification spot as the top four ranked teams in each group will move on to the round of 16.

Egypt’s U-19 team can still finish second in Group A if they beat Norway and France beat Denmark in the final round on Monday.

The Pharaohs kicked off their campaign with a 28-28 draw against Denmark before they earned a 26-24 victory over Sweden. They suffered a 36-29 defeat against reigning champions France.

Editor-in-Chief at KingFut.com. Pursuing a master's degree in sport policy, management and international development at the University of Edinburgh.

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