HANDBALL: Egypt go top of main-round group with win over Belarus

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- Yasmine El Tohamy - The Egyptian national handball team have earned their second successive victory in the main round of the 2021 IHF World Championship.

Egypt qualified for the main round after finishing second in Group G, behind Sweden and ahead of third-place North Macedonia and Chile, who finished bottom of the group.

They were therefore put in the same group as the top three teams of Group H: Russia, Slovenia, and Belarus.

Their first game was against a tough Russian side, which ended in a 28-23 victory for the Pharaohs.

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And on Friday, Egypt continued their winning run against Belarus as they came out on top with a result of 35-26.

The first half saw Egypt lead Belarus 21-14 with superb performances from Ahmed Hesham ‘Dodo’ and Ahmed El-Ahmar.

Despite attempts of a comeback the second half, Egypt still managed to overcome Belarus adding 14 more goals to seal the win.

Egypt have now gone top of their main-round group with six points, one ahead of Russia and Sweden and two more than Slovenia while Belarus sit bottom of the group with two points.

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