Handball: Easy draw for Egypt in World Championship

Ahram Online , Wednesday 29 May 2024

Egypt's national handball team were handed an easy draw for the upcoming World Championship, as they were paired with one of the tournament hosts, Croatia, as well as Argentina and Bahrain.



This draw gives the Pharaohs a good chance to secure their place in the main round, which consists of the top three teams from each of the eight groups.

Having finished 7th in the last two editions of the tournament, after being eliminated in the quarterfinals, Egypt is hoping for an improved performance this time around.

In the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Egyptian team came close to winning a medal but lost to Spain in the game for the bronze.

Egypt’s best achievement in the World Championship was its fourth place obtained in France 2001.  

The draw, which took place in Zagreb on Wednesday, also resulted in defending champions and co-hosts Denmark being placed in an easy group with Italy, Algeria, and Tunisia.

This World Championship will be the first to be held in three countries: Croatia, Denmark, and Norway, and is scheduled to commence in January 2025.

Full draw

Group A: Germany, Czechia, Poland, Switzerland

Group B: Denmark, Italy, Algeria, Tunisia

Group C: France, Austria, Qatar, Kuwait

Group D: Hungary, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Guinea

Group E: Norway, Portugal, Brazil, United States of America

Group F: Sweden, Spain, Japan, Chile

Group G: Slovenia, Iceland, Cuba, Cape Verde

Group H: Egypt, Croatia, Argentina, Bahrain

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