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PHOTO GALLERY: Egypt handball men shock strong Sweden at Rio 2016


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Egypt's Yehia Elderaa celebrates after scoring during the men's preliminary handball match between Egypt and Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP)
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Fredrik Petersen (SWE) of Sweden and Mohamed Hashem (EGY) of Egypt in action. (REUTERS)
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Egypt's Ibrahim Elmasry, left, and Sweden's Andreas Nilsson challenge for the ball during the men's preliminary handball match between Egypt and Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP)
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Jonathan Stenbacken (SWE) of Sweden, Mohamed Mamdouh (EGY) of Egypt and Mattias Zachrisson (SWE) of Sweden in action. (REUTERS)
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Egypt's Ali Mohamed tries to score during the men's preliminary handball match between Egypt and Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP)
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Egypt's right back Ahmed Elahmar prepares to shoot during the men's preliminaries Group A handball match Egypt vs Sweden for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Future Arena in Rio on August 9, 2016. (AFP)
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Sweden's centre back Jim Gottfridsson (back) vies with Egypt's right back Ahmed Elahmar during the men's preliminaries Group A handball match Egypt vs Sweden for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Future Arena in Rio on August 9, 2016. (AFP)
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Egypt's coach Marwan Ragab reacts. (REUTERS)
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Sweden's Mattias Zachrisson tries to score at the end of 2nd half during the men's preliminary handball match between Egypt and Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP)
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Egypt's Eslam Eissa, right, and Egypt's Mohamed Ramadan celebrate with team mates after winning the men's preliminary handball match between Egypt and Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP)
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Egypt's pivot Mohamed Ramadan (C) celebrates their victory at the end of the men's preliminaries Group A handball match Egypt vs Sweden for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Future Arena in Rio on August 9, 2016. (AFP)
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Egypt's Mohamed Ramadan, right, celebrates with team mates after winning the men's preliminary handball match between Egypt and Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP)
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Egypt's Ali Mohamed celebrates with team mates after winning the men's preliminary handball match between Egypt and Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP)
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Ali Ali Ismail (EGY) of Egypt reacts. (REUTERS)
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Jesper Nielsen (SWE) of Sweden and Ali Ali Ismail (EGY) of Egypt in action. (REUTERS)
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Egypt's right back Ahmed Elahmar (L) vies with Sweden's centre back Jim Gottfridsson during the men's preliminaries Group A handball match Egypt vs Sweden for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Future Arena in Rio on August 9, 2016. (AFP)
Aug
10

Egypt’s men handball team claimed their first victory at the Rio de Janeiro Games beating four-time European and world champions Sweden 26-25 for the first time in their history after producing a stunning display.

After the pharaohs lost the opening game against Slovenia with only 2-hoal difference, they lie third in Group B with two points, two behind joint leaders Germany and Slovenia.

The top four teams will qualify for the quarter finals.

Sweden are the runner-ups of men's Handball at 2012 London Olympics.

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