Egypt s right back Yahia Omar (C) and teammates celebrate their victory after the men s preliminary round group B handball match between Egypt and Bahrain of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on August 1, 2021 (AFP)
Full time: Germany 26-31 Egypt
It's the final whistle, Egypt are through to the semi-final for the first time with an impressive victory over Germany. Thanks for following our live updates!
25' Egypt are edging closer to a historic semi-final spot.
19' Germany pull within three goals of Egypt, who need to protect their advantage.
11' Omar El-Wakil restores Egypt's five-goal advantage.
9' Germany narrow the gap to three goals.
5' Egypt retain their four-goal lead in the early stages of the second half.
The second half is underway
The first half ends, Egypt are leading 16-12
26' Egypt score in an empty goal after another superb save from Hendawi.
25' Germany's Hafner is given a two-minute suspension for a challenge on Ali Zein.
24' Egypt's El-Deraa is robbed as Germany narrow the gap to two goals.
21' What a spectacular effort from Yehia Khaled! Egypt are now enjoying a three-goal lead.
17' Hendawi makes another great save to block a shot from Paul Drux.
16' Ali Zein makes light of a two-minute suspension to a teammate to score with a brilliant effort.
15' Germany keeper Andreas Wolff produces two superb saves in quick succession.
14' Egypt's efficiency is 80 percent so far!
12' Germany narrow the gap to 6-3.
9' Egypt make a superb start, leading 5-1 after nine minutes.
5' Egypt keeper Karim Hendawi, nicknamed Katonga, pulls off a fine save to give his side the chance to increase their lead.
3' Egypt lead 2-1 after three minutes.
The match is underway
Venue: Yoyogi National Stadium
Egypt will be looking to reach the men's handball semis at the Olympic Games for the first time in their history when they meet Germany in an anticipated game on Tuesday.
The Pharaohs' best achievement was finishing 6th at the Atlanta Games in 1996.
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