Handball: Egypt lose to Germany in World Champs placement game

Ahram Online , Friday 27 Jan 2023

Egypt have been narrowly defeated by Germany 35-34 on Friday in a 5-8 placement game in the World Handball Championship.

Egypt s players react at the end of the Men s IHF World Handball Championship quarter final match between Sweden and Egypt in Stockholm, Sweden on January 25, 2023. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP)

Germany ended the first half with a comfortable lead of 17-14.

They were even able to widen the gap to seven goals throughout the second half but the Pharaohs upped their game in the final quarter to end the 60 minutes on a draw 30-30

The contest remained tied after the first extra time 33-33 but Germany were finally able to grab the victory with a last shot.
The Pharaohs will face Hungary on Saturday in the 7/8 placement game.

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