Handball: Egypt beat Bahrain to set up quarter-final clash against Germany

Egypt finished second of Group B behind leaders Denmark

Ahram Online , Sunday 1 Aug 2021
Ali Mohamed
Egypt s left back Ali Mohamed (L) is challenged during the men s preliminary round group B handball match between Egypt and Bahrain of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. AFP

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The Egyptian men's handball team finished their group stage campaign in style after beating Bahrain 30-20 on Sunday to finish second of their Group B in Tokyo Olympic Games.

They set up a quarter-final clash against Germany, who finished third in Group A. The game will take place on Tuesday.

Egypt overcame a slow start against Bahrain to end the first half with a comfortable 15-7 lead. They increased their advantage in the second period to secure a comprehensive win. 

Egypt weren’t at their best but they were in total control throughout.

Veteran player Ahmed El-Ahmar was Egypt's best performer with five goals out of eight shots. He has extended his record as Egypt’s leading scorer in Olympic history with 90 goals.

Keeper Mohamed Eltayar was another hero today as he saved 15 out of 35 shots on him.

Egypt have finished second of Group B with eight points behind leaders Denmark who have also eight points but are yet to play Sweden in their final groupstage game.

The Pharaohs kicked off their campaign with an impressive 37-31 win over Portugal before slumping to a 32-27 loss to reigning world champions Denmark. They made a glittering victory against Sweden 27-22 before finishing their group stage campaign with an easy 30-20 win against Bahrain.

They are eyeing their first ever Olympic medal. 

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