Handball – World Cup 2021: A strong start for the Pharaohs against Chile in the opening match in Cairo
In the opening match of the twenty-seventh edition of the World Handball Championship that it hosts until January 31, Egypt scored a strong victory over Chile 35-29 Wednesday in the hall of Cairo International Stadium, within the Group G competitions that include Sweden, four-time world champion in 1954, 1958 and 1990. And 1999, North Macedonia.
begin Egyptian handball team The strength of his career in the twenty-seventh edition of the World Handball Championship, which he hosts until January 31, by beating Chile 35-29 Wednesday in the hall of Cairo International Stadium in the opening match.
The Egyptian team appeared in a distinguished performance during the two halves of the meeting, and its players appeared optimally in the first group game of G, which includes Sweden, the four-time world champion in 1954, 1958, 1990 and 1999, and North Macedonia, which was called on Tuesday after the withdrawal of the Czech Republic affected by the emerging Corona virus.
Sweden will meet North Macedonia on Thursday evening.
And the Pharaohs struck hard in the first half and ended it with a seven-goal lead (11-18), then continued their preference in the second half and advanced 28-22 10 minutes before the end, which saw the guests awaken without succeeding in turning the table, so the owners of the land came out winning with a difference of six goals ( 35-29).
Egyptian Yahya Al-Deraa won the best player award in the match. And he was the best scorer in the ranks of the Pharaohs with 6 goals out of 6 attempts, Akram Yousry added 5 goals out of 5 attempts, and each of Muhammad Sanad and Yahya Omar added 4 goals.
The Egyptian national team played the match in the absence of its most prominent stars, Ahmed Al-Ahmar, Ahmed Hisham “Sisa”, Islam Hassan and Abdel-Rahman Faisal, due to injury.
Egypt, which is hosting the finals for the second time after 199, will play its second match in the tournament against North Macedonia next Saturday, with Sweden in the final third round next Monday.
The World Cup competitions will be held with the participation of 32 teams for the first time in its history, after it was limited to 24 previous teams.
The competitions will be held in 4 halls, which are the largest hall in the covered halls complex in Cairo International Stadium, which have been completely refurbished, in addition to the establishment of three new halls, which are the New Administrative Capital Hall, Burj Al Arab, and 6 October.
The participating teams were distributed among 8 groups of four teams. The first three of each group qualify for the main round, where each keeps his points, then from this role the leader and runner-up of each group reaches the quarter-finals.