‘Basketball legend Kobe Bryant’ said, ‘if you want to make history, you need to do historical things.’
Accordingly, the Egypt handball team needs to glean a few ideas from Bryant’s quote after they tackle
Germany in the quarterfinals of the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Egypt has never managed to proceed more than the quarterfinals in their six preceding participation at
the Olympic games.
Their best performance was in the Atalanta 1996 Olympics after they claimed 6th place.
With the team’s excellent performance ‘during the group stage’, Egypt has the right to dream of reaching
the semi-finals for the first time in the country’s history.
Egypt won 4 of their five ‘group stage games’ To reach the quarter-finals, and finished second in his group and tied with group leaders Denmark with 8 points.
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All through this degree, the Egyptian facet put on convincing presentations of skill and sportsmanship,
beating 2021 international Championship runners-up Sweden, before suffering their handiest defeat
towards world Champions Denmark.
‘we have the right to dream,’
Egypt’s keeper Karim Hindawi said to journalists.
“We showed that we are able to compete with the world’s heavyweights.”
On paper, Egypt has an excellent risk in Tuesday’s clash in opposition to Germany. The German side, who’s
a classic heavyweight in handball, is a long way from tip-top shape, as they may be presently building a ‘
Germany finished twelfth within the 2021 world championship in January, and they also claimed 3rd place in the level of the Olympics with six points, lagging behind France and Spain.
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so, Egypt seems to be good with the splendid overall performance of French facet Nimes’ left left-back
Ahmed Hisham and side right Hungarian Verzsprem’s Yehya Khaled; each of which has ended up Egypt’s
pinnacle scorers in this Olympics, with 22 goals so far.
Zamalek playmaker Yehya El-Deraa is among Egypt’s exceptional performers in the competition as well,
along with keeper Karim Hendawi, who saved 45 percent of all shots throughout Egypt’s win over Sweden within the group stage.
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The Egyptian team additionally has many skilled players, together with veteran skipper Ahmed El-Ahmar
and Barcelona’s left-back Ali Zein, who has been an asset to the team.
‘Our mission against Germany will be difficult,’
Egyptian skipper ‘Ahmed El-Ahmar told Reuters on Sunday.’
‘but we are all ready for all opponents.’ If you want to get a medal, you’re going to face the toughest
“we’ve got an experience of the ‘German team’, and we are equipped for them,” El-Ahmar concluded.
The winner of Egypt vs. Germany clash will take on in the semis the winner of the France vs. Bahrain game.
Preview: Egypt’s handball team eyes historic last-four berth at Olympics