Egypt crash out of the World Hand Ball Championship | Game Highlights

Egypt crash out of the World Hand Ball Championship

Egypt put in a spirited display but ended up losing 39-38 to holders Denmark after a dramatic quarter-final game needed penalties to be settled in the World Championship on Wednesday.

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The Pharaohs were within touching distance of causing a huge upset after two overtimes in a marathon contest, having led 35-34 with only a few seconds remaining.

However, Ibrahim El-Masri was penalized for a needless foul as the referee sent him off and awarded Denmark a penalty after time had ended, which they converted to force a shootout.

Denmark prevailed in the shootout after Egypt’s veteran player Ahmed El-Ahmar and Ali Zein wasted their efforts, erupting in joy after being given a run for their money by their less fancied opponents.

Egypt missed out on emulating their 2001 feat when they reached the semis before eventually finishing fourth in France for their best ever result in the World Championship.

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