Men's Handball - Argentina v Egypt - 2017 Men's World Championship Main Round - Group D - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France - 18/01/17 - Mohamed Ibrahim Ramadan, goalkeeper Karim Hendawy and Eslam Eissa of Egypt celebrate. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Men's Handball - Argentina v Egypt - 2017 Men's World Championship Main Round - Group D - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France - 18/01/17 - Mohamed Ibrahim Ramadan, goalkeeper Karim Hendawy and Eslam Eissa of Egypt celebrate. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Egypt faces Congo at African Handball Championship quarter finals

Tue, Jan. 23, 2018
CAIRO – 22 January 2018: Egypt qualified to 2018 African Handball Championship quarter finals on top of its group after four victories at the group stage.

Egypt opened their participation in the tournament defeating Morocco 33-28 on Wednesday, and then achieved their second victory the day after against Nigeria 27-22.

Egypt defeated Angola 25-20 on Sunday before defeating the Democratic Republic of the Congo 36-27 on Monday.

Egypt qualified to the quarter finals after topping Group B with 8 points to meet the fourth placed Congo in Group A on Wednesday.

Congo achieved the fourth place in the group after losing three games against Tunisia, Algeria and Gabon. Congo’s only victory in the competition came over Cameroon 29-22.

On the other quarter finals games, Group A leaders, Tunisia will play against Democratic Republic of the Congo while Algeria will meet Morocco in a North African Derby and Angola will meet the host nation, Gabon.

The best three teams in the tournament will qualify for the 2019 Men's World Handball Championship in Denmark and Germany.

Three Arab nations have dominated the winner podium since the tournament’s inception. Tunisia has won 9 titles, Algeria has won 7 titles and Egypt has won 6 titles.

Gabon hosts the 23rd edition of the tournament between January 17 and January 27, 2018.
 
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