Egypt's U19 handball team - press photo Egypt's U19 handball team - press photo

Egyptian crowds receive U19 handball team

Tue, Aug. 20, 2019
CAIRO – 20 August 2019: Egyptian crowds were keen to receive on Monday the National U19 handball team at Cairo Airport after winning the title of the World Cup in Macedonia for the first time in the history of Egypt.

The handball team led by coach Magdy Abou El Magd defeated the German team 32/28 in the World Cup final to be the first non-European team to win the championship.
Egyptians dominated the game from the beginning and they ended the first half 19_13.

Egyptian youngsters continued their dominance and stopped all German attempts to equal the score.

Egypt has had an amazing journey at the tournament, having topped their group stage after defeating Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Canada, and Hungary. Egypt’s only loss at the competition came against France in the second round of the group stage.

Egypt faced Slovenia on Wednesday at the round of 16 and won the game 30-27 to reach the quarter-finals, during which they destroyed Iceland 35-31 to earn a spot at the semi-final where they defeated Portugal.

Egypt’s squad consists of: Yasser Mohamed Saif El Din, Omar Ahmed Lotfy, Abdel Fattah Ali Youssef Ahmed, Youssef Alaa El Din, MazenReda, Mohamed Samir, Mohamed Hossam El Din, Ziad Ahmed, Ibrahim El Sayed, Hassan Walid, Saif Hany, Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Mohab Said and Omar Ahmed.

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