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Handball: Egypt in tough group at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Egypt was drawn alongside two-time World Champions Denmark, last edition’s finalist Sweden, and hosts Japan.

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 1 Apr 2021
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File Photo: Handball-2021 IHF Handball World Championship - Preliminary Round Group G - Egypt v North Macedonia - Cairo Stadium Hall 1, Cairo, Egypt-January 16, 2021. REUTERS
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Egypt’s handball national team have been drawn in Group B of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, as the Pharaohs will face a tough mission after being drawn alongside the finalists of the 27th Men's Handball World Championship.

The draw of the handball Olympic Games was held on Thursday, with Egypt being drawn alongside two-time World Champions Denmark, last edition’s finalists Sweden, and hosts Japan.

The twelve participants in the Handball Olympic games have been divided into two groups, as only four teams from each group will qualify for the quarterfinals after which knockout games will be played.

Egypt have reached the Tokyo Olympic Games after claiming the African Championship title.

Egypt, hosts of the 27th Men’s Handball World Championship, finished seventh after putting on a spirited display, but losing 39:38 to title winners Denmark after a dramatic quarter-final game that needed penalties to be settled.

The 2020 Olympic Games is an international multi-sport event scheduled to take place behind closed doors from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

 It was originally due to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, but was postponed in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Handball Olympic Games draw is as follows:

Group A:

Norway
France
Germany
Brazil
Spain
Argentina

Group B:

Denmark
Sweden
Portugal
Japan
Egypt
Bahrain

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