Egypt defeats Chile in IHF World Cup 35-29 | Highlights
Egypt defeats Chile in the opening game of the 2021 IHF World Championship 35-29 to secure their first two points.
Egypt is currently hosting the IHF World Championship for the second time in the state’s history. The coveted cup consists of 32 teams for the first time and is held between January 13th and January 30th.
The Pharaohs asserted their dominance from the very start of the clash, taking the lead from the get-go as they never once lost their lead against their South American counterpart.
They had at least a three-point lead for the majority of the first-half which ended 18-11 in favor of the hosts. Zamalek player, Yehia El-Deraa, was by far the most influential player of the first 30 minutes, having scored all five of his shots.
Despite Chile’s effort to reduce the gap in the second half, Egypt still managed to have the upper hand, ending the game six points ahead with a 35-29 scoreline.
El-Deraa was given the IHF Man of the Match shield after having scored six goals and produced great defensive and offensive displays.
Egypt now tops Group G with two points to their name and will face North Macedonia, who replaced Czech Republic, next Saturday, January 16th at the Cairo Stadium Covered Halls Complex.