Egypt’s U-19 handball national team qualified for the final leg at the 2019 Men’s Youth World Championship after defeating Portugal 41-36 on Saturday.
The Pharaohs came out on top in the first half with a 20-19 score, before further cementing their lead in the second half as they pulled off a 41-36 win.
They will face either Denmark or Germany in the final leg as the African Champions reached the final for the first time in their history.
The Pharaohs, who were pooled in Group B alongside Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Canada, Hungary. and France qualified for the last 16 as group winners.
They delivered an impressive performance during the tournament as they pulled off four victories over Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Canada, and Hungary in the group stage. Whereas they suffered only one defeat by the defending champions France in their second game at the tournament.
Egypt crushed Chinese Taipei in their third game with a 36-25 score on Friday. They defeated their rivals Canada with a 47-20 score in the fourth game of the group stage.
Egypt demolished their opponents Hungary with a 31-24 score in the last game of the group stage.
The Pharaohs demolishing Slovenia 30-23 in the last 16, before defeating Iceland 35-31 in the quarter-finals to reach the last 4.
Egypt qualified for the semi-final after defeating Iceland 35-31 in North Macedonia on Thursday
The Pharaohs squad is as follows:
Head Coach: Magdy Abou El-Magd
Players: Abdel Rahman Hameed, Mo’men Hossam, Mazen Reda, Ibrahim El Sayed, Omar Attia, Mohab Said, Saif Hani, Hassan Qaddah, Ziad Abdel Aal, Mohamed Samir, Youssef Alaa El-Din, Youssef Ahmed Hassan, Abdel Fattah Ali, Ahmed Hisham El Sayed, Omar Lotfy, Yasser Sword.
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