Egypt lose 28-19 to France in Handball Championship

Mohamad Mosselhi, Monday 17 Jan 2011

Egypt slump to second successive defeat in the Handball World Championship


Egypt suffered their second defeat in the Handball World Championship after losing 28-19 to defending champions France on Sunday.

Uwe Lommel's side were dominated by the experience and the talent of the more fancied France.

Egypt’s squad includes 11 young players who have never played in a World Cup.

A heroic performance from Egypt keeper Hamada El-Nakib, who was named man of the match, prevented the Blues from widening the gap.

The Pharaohs lost 30-25 to Germany in their first game on Friday. They now have to win three straight games to qualify for the main round.  

Egypt, who will meet Tunisia on Monday, lie fourth in Group A with no points.

Earlier in the day, Tunisia lost 21-18 to Spain while Germany thrashed Bahrain 38-18 in the other group matches.

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