World Championship 2019 GER/DEN

Exciting day in Copenhagen: Egypt takes point against Hungary, Sweden struggled with Qatar

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Exciting day in Copenhagen: Egypt takes point against Hungary, Sweden struggled with Qatar

IHF World Championship 2019


Group D

Copenhagen, Royal Arena

Hungary missed rightback Zsolt Balogh, injured in the previous game, but they did not make any replacement in the squad. The Hungarians started well, leading 9-5, but Egypt reduced the gap, equalized and took the lead 11-13. Egyptian goalkeeper, Mohamed Eltayar had a great day, helping his team to turn the result. Hungarian leftback Iman Jamali got seriously injured in this part of the game, he could not continue the match.

It was a draw, 14.14 at the pause, and in the second half the African champion started better, took back the lead immediately 15-19. Led bt Lekai and Nagy, Hungarians fought back, 22-22 and took the lead again 25-24. It was an even fight in the last ten minutes of the match, Egypt had the chance to actually win this game, but Hungarians never gave up and using their experience managed to save a point.

Hungary –  Egypt 30 –  30 (14 –  14)

Referees: Fonseca, Santos (POR)

Topscorers: Lekai 6, Nagy 5, Bodo 5 (HUN) and Zeinelabedin 7, Eissa –  Elahmar 5-5 (EGY)

Suspensions: 8 minutes, 10 minutes

7 meters: 3/1; 3/3

It was a game where Qatar had the real chance to get the victory, Daniel Saric in the goal had shown a fantastic performance, but at the end, Sweden, supported by many thousands of Swedes from the stands managed to turn over the result and win by one goal difference. Andreas Palicka had also a big role that his team managed to collect the two points after this encounter.

Qatar –  Sweden 22 –  23 (11 –  10)

Referees: Schulze, Tonnis (GER)

Topscorers: Ali Youssef (QAT) 8 goals and Mathias Zachrisson, Lukas Nilsson (SWE) 7 goals each

Suspensions: 8 mintes, 6 minmeters

7 meters: 3/3; 6/3

On the third match of the group, Argentina defeated Angola: Angola –  Argentina 26 –  33 (12 –  17)

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World Championship 2019 GER/DEN

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