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HANDBALL: Egypt suffer heavy defeat to France in Women’s Junior World Championship

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have continued their disappointing start in the Women’s Junior World Championship, losing their second game of the tournament to France.

The Pharaohs were drawn in the world championship’s Group D alongside Croatia, Spain, France, Germany, and Sweden, with the top four qualifying for the quarter-finals.

They lost their opening game to Spain with 39-20 scoreline on Monday, and today they have suffered another heavy defeat to France, losing 37-18.

Egypt finished the first-half eight points behind, as the scoreline at half-time was 16-8 to France. The Egyptians managed to score 10 more goals in the second-half, while the European side scored 21, sealing the win.

Egypt’s best performers were Esraa Hussein and Shaimaa Wazery, who had nine goals across them, while Constance Mauny racked up eight goals for the French side.

The result leaves Egypt bottom of the group with zero points alongside Germany, but the latter are ahead on goal difference.

The Pharaohs’ next game will be on Thursday, July 5 against Croatia, who sit fourth, with one win from two games.

The tournament takes place in Debrecen, Hungary from 1 to 14 July, and this participation is the second in Egypt’s history after they finished 20th in 2016.

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