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First Time Ever: Egypt Reach U-19 Handball World Championship Finals

First Time Ever: Egypt Reach U-19 Handball World Championship Finals

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The young Pharaohs have made history after defeating Portugal 41-36 at the semi-finals of the 2019 Men’s Youth World Handball Championship.

Egypt have never reached the finals of the youth championships and will face Germany on Sunday 18 August at Boris Trajkovski Sports Center, Skopje in North Macedonia.

The Pharaohs were looking shaky at the start of their match against Portugal, but ultimately managed to fight back and score a historic victory for their country.

Meanwhile, Germany comfortably defeated Denmark 31-23 in their match.

The 2019 Men’s Youth World Handball Championship has marked a series of firsts for the Egyptians. Egypt’s best result prior to this year’s championship was a fifth place finish in the 2007 and 2011 editions.

Egypt qualified for the Round of 16 knockout stages of the 2019 edition after finishing in first place in Group B, which saw Egypt face against Sweden, France, Hungary, Chinese Taipei and Canada.

In the knockout stages, Egypt defeated Slovenia and Iceland.

If Egypt are victorious on Sunday against Germany, they will become the first non-European country to be hailed champions.

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