Handball: Egypt finish 7th at World Championship after thrilling win over Hungary

Ahram Online , Sunday 29 Jan 2023

Egypt finished seventh at the World Championship after beating Hungary 36-35 in the match for the seventh place on Sunday.

Egypt players celebrate after during the Men s IHF World Handball Championship Group G match between Egypt and Morocco in Joenkoeping, Sweden on January 15, 2023. AP

The Pharaohs started the game in style, finishing the first half in the lead against Hungary 17 - 11. The second half, however, saw a shaky performance by the Pharaohs, with the Hungarian side levelling the score 28-28.

Both sides failed to earn the lead in the first two extra-times. They had to play another two extra times before the Pharaohs won the game 36-35 after a heroic performance from substitute keeper Mohamed Ali who rescued his side with many saves.

Egypt, who lost in the quarters to hosts Sweden, missed out on the chance for playing for the fifth place after losing to Germany 34-35 after extra-times.

Egypt’s last participation at the World Championship saw the Pharaohs finish seventh in Cairo.  

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