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Egypt is ready for 2019 World Cup, starts on January 10

Sat, Jan. 5, 2019
CAIRO, 5 January 2019: Handball World Cup launches on Thursday, 10 January till the 27th of the same month in Germany and Denmark.

Egypt participates for the 15th time in its history; it placed in Group D beside Sweden, Hungary, Qatar, Argentina and Angola.

The tournament will be held for the first time in a joint organization between two countries. It will be repeated again in 2023 between Poland and Sweden after Egypt organizes the World Cup in 2021.

Egypt Handball team is coached by the Spanish coach, David Davis, and being assisted by Hussein Zaki and Hani el-Fakharany, former Egypt’s Handball legends.

Egypt's schedule in the group stage in Cairo Local Time:

Friday, January 11 (Egypt vs Sweden) at 7:30 pm

Sunday, January 13 (Egypt x Qatar) at 2:30 pm

Monday, January 14 (Egypt vs Argentina) at 5:00 pm

Wednesday 16 January (Egypt × Hungary) at 5:00 pm

Thursday 17 January (Egypt, Angola) at 2:30 pm

The winner gets two points and the loser has no points and the draw gives a point for each team.

The best result for the Pharaohs was in 2001, reaching the Top four in a historic achievement of any non-European team in the championship.

Since that tournament, Egypt failed to qualify for the quarter-finals from that time until now in eight successive championships.
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