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Egypt ranked 8th at World Championship following loss to Spain

Egypt handball

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team was defeated by Spain at the 2019 World’s Men Handball Championship missing out on a spot in the Olympic qualification tournament.

 had qualified for the main round after finishing third in Group D of the tournament after Sweden and Hungary. They were initially drawn Qatar, Argentina, and Angola, in addition to the aforementioned two nations.

However, the Pharaohs lost their chance to be among the final four as they lost to Denmark but then earned an important victory over Tunisia to qualify to the seventh-place play-off.

The Egyptians were narrowly leading the game in the first half 18-17 but failed to maintain their fierce performances in the second half. Spain took advantage of Egypt’s mistakes securing a comfortable lead and eventually snatched the seventh position as they won the game 36-31.

During the championship, the Pharaohs won three games, drew in two and lost four.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

1 Comment

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  1. gogi

    January 27, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    “During the championship, the Pharaohs won three games, drew in two and lost four.” That’s not true. You shouldn’t copy your articles from Ahram. There used to be a time when journalism was investigative…

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