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Handball: Egypt snatch 'nervy win' over Bahrain in World Championship

Ahram Online , Monday 16 Jan 2017
Bahrain v Egypt
Men's Handball - Bahrain v Egypt - 2017 Men's World Championship Main Round - Group D - Accor HotelsArena in Bercy, Paris, France - 16/01/17 - Abouelfetoh Abdelrazek of Egypt (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt moved one step closer to reserving a place in the round of 16 at the ongoing World Championship in France after claiming a narrow 31-29 win over Bahrain on Monday.

It is Egypt's second win in the World tournament after their victory over Qatar in the group opener on Fiday.

Egypt will have to win against Argentina on Wednesday to secure a place in the Knock out stage.

The Pharaohs made a shaky performance during the game, facing many problems against a brave Bahraini side led by excellent keeper Hussein Abdallah who produced a heroic performance.

Sporting Heliopolis player Yehya El-Dera was named as player of the match after scoring six goals for the Egyptian team.

Following Monday's win, Egypt rose to the group summit with four points alongside Sweden and Denmark, who will face off later on Monday night.

The first four teams in each group will advance to the knockout round.

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