Egypt announce squad for Handball World Championship

Ahram Online , Tuesday 3 Jan 2017

Egypt will face Qatar in the World Championship opening match on 13 January

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Egypt's handball player Ahmed El-Ahmar (Reuters)

Egypt’s handball team coach Marawan Ragab announced on Tuesday a 16-man squad that will participate in the 2017 World Men's Handball Championship in France from 11 to 29 January.

The six-time African champions, Egypt, will be competing at the prestigious tournament in Group D alongside Denmark, Bahrain, Sweden, Argentina and Qatar.

Amid final preparations for the World Championship, the Pharaohs will play in a friendly tournament starting from 4 January alongside Denmark (the hosts), Hungary and Iceland.

Egypt will face Qatar in the World Championship opening match on 13 January.

Egypt's full squad:

Karim Hendawy, Hady Refaat, Karim Ayman, Ahmed Khairy, Yahiaa Eldara, Abdel-Rahman Abdou, Eslam Hassan, Mohamed Hisham Bassiouny, Ahmed El-Ahmaar, Mamdouh Taha, Aboul-Fotouh Ahmed Aboul-Fotouh, Yahia Khaled, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ibrahim El-Masry, Mohamed Mamdouh Hashem, Mohamed Sanad

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