Handball: Egypt lose to Denmark in second Olympics test

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Monday 26 Jul 2021

The Pharaohs ended the first half with a 15-14 lead over World Champions Denmark

Egypt handball team vs. Denmark
Egypt s goalkeeper Mohamed Eltayar (back) tries to stop a shot during the men s Preliminary Round Group B handball match between Egypt and Denmark of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on July 26, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

Egypt’s Handball team lost 27-32 to Denmark on Monday in the second game in Group B at the Olympic Games.

Despite claiming the upper hand in the first half (15-14), the Egyptians failed to dominate the game after the halftime; losing to the Danes, who recently won the 2021 World Championship title.

Egypt are now second in Group B teams' ranking with two points, two points behind leaders Denmark, who had defeated Japan 47-30 in the first matchday.

The Pharaohs opened their Olympic campaign by beating Portugal 37-31 in the first of group B games last week.

Egypt are bidding to march on in the prestigious tournament by achieving a positive result when they face Japan in the third round on Wednesday.

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