RELIVE: Egypt v France (Olympics handball semi-final)

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 Aug 2021

We provided live updates of Egypt's clash against France in the men's semi-final of the Tokyo Olympic Games

Egypt s Yehia Ekderaa scores a goal during the men s quarterfinal handball match between Germany and Egypt at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. AP

Full time: Egypt 23-27 France

The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt lose to France in the semi-final. Thanks for following our live updates!

29' Egypt look disjointed in the final minute as France edge close to victory. 

26' France increase their advantage to four goals for the first time.

25' Ali Zein and Yehia Khaled waste two efforts in quick succession as France go 24-21 up. 

22' Yehia El-Deraa scores as Egypt cling to hope. 

21' Karabatic is given a two-minute suspension. 

21' Egypt have an uphill to climb now as France enjoy a three-goal advantage with nine minutes remaining. 

17' Ali Zein narrows the gap with a brilliant effort. 

16' Gerard saves from Egypt again. 

16' France gain a three-goal advantage for the first time. 

15' France's Tournat is given a two-minute suspension. 

14' Krabatic scores as France gain a two-goal advantage again. 

14' Yehia El-Deraa's efforts strikes the post. 

12' Yehia Khaled converts another penalty for Egypt. 

11' Omar El-Wakil scores from the wing as Egypt equalise. 

8' Khaled converts another penalty for Egypt. 

7' Yehia Khaled converts a penalty for Egypt. 

6' Descat converts the penalty as France gain a two-goal advantage for the first time.  

6' Ahmed Hashem is given a two-minute suspension as France are awarded a penalty. 

5' Vincent Gerard saves from Yehia Khaled to prevent Egypt from going ahead. 

3' Ahmed Hesham levels the score with a powerful shot. 

1' Nicolas Tournat gives France the lead. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle, Egypt 13-13 France in a tight affair! 

28' A powerful shot by Ali Zein strikes the crossbar. 

26' El-Ahmar scores as Egypt go ahead again. 

25' Descat converts another penalty for France as they level the score. 

24' Ahmed El-Ahmar restores Egypt's one-goal lead. 

21' Ahmed El-Ahmar scores on a fast break as Egypt go 10-9 up. 

21' Another powerful shot from Ali Zein beats the keeper. 

19' Ali Zein brings Egypt level with a powerful shot.

18' Descat converts a penalty for France as they go ahead for the first time. 

18' Karim Hendawi saves at the other end. 

17' Sanad has another penalty saved by Gerard. 

15' France's Remili levels the score at 7-7. 

15' France keeper Vincent Gerard makes another great save, giving his side the chance to level the score for the first time. 

14' Ahmed El-Ahmar wastes the penalty. 

13' Egypt are awarded a second penalty. 

11' Ahmed El-Ahmar converts Egypt's first penalty.

11' France star Karbatic is given a two-minute suspension.

9' France narrow the gap to two goals. 

8' Descat converts a penalty for France.

7' Pivot Mamdouh Hashem scores again as Egypt increase their advantage to four goals. 

6' Karim Hendawi blockes a shot from Hugo Descat. 

5' Ahmed Hesham scores with a powerful shot as Egypt go 4-1 up. 

4' France waste a couple of efforts as Egypt go 3-1 up. 

3' Pivot Mamdouh Hashem gives Egypt a 2-1 lead. 

2' Mohamed Sanad scores the opener for Egypt. 

1' Egypt's first effort is saved by keeper Vincent Gerard and France's shot at the other end strikes the post. 

The match is underway 

Egypt have qualified for the Olympic Games semi-finals for the first time of their history. They are looking for a first ever medal in team sports.



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