Sisi, Salah praise handball national team’s fighting spirit
Egypt president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi along with Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah has sent messages of support and praise to the Egyptian handball national team after they exited the 2021 IHF Men’s World Championship.
The 2021 Handball World Cup hosts, Egypt, have been knocked out of the tournament after losing to Denmark in the quarter-finals.
Egypt had the upper hand at the start of the game, taking an early three-point lead. Egypt goalkeeper, Mohamed El-Tayar, stole the show after remarkably making four saves.
Despite both having had several chances to seal the deal, the second-half ended in a 28-28 draw, sending the game to overtime. Before the Pharaohs lost on penalties.
“A salute full of pride and appreciation to our handball national team for their honourable performance against Denmark,” El-Sisi wrote on Facebook.
“They [Egypt] gave us a great example of heroic displays and high spirit until the last moment. Thank you.”
Meanwhile, Salah congratulated the team for their campaign, assuring that all Egyptians are proud of them.
“All the respect and appreciation to the Egyptian handball national team stars on their historic game. We are very proud of you and wish you the best in the coming events.”
Egypt have secured seventh place in the world championship despite their defeat to Denmark, which is their best finish in the tournament since the 2001 championship when the Pharaohs ended in the fourth place.
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