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Heartbreak as Egypt Misses Out on Handball Gold after France Defeat at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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Heartbreak as Egypt Misses Out on Handball Gold after France Defeat at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Egypt and France during today’s match
Photo via Reuters

The Pharaohs have missed out on a chance for a gold medal after being defeated by France in the semifinals of the men’s handball tournament at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games on Thursday 5 August.

Egypt lost the low-scoring match by 27-23, with the French goalkeeper making key saves and preventing Egypt’s hopes for a historic handball gold at the Olympic Games.

Up until half-time, Egypt was tied with France at 13-13. However, the French managed to get ahead and ultimately successfully held off the Egyptians.

Egypt will now play against the losing team from the upcoming face-off between Denmark and Spain to compete for a bronze medal.

After defeating Germany on Wednesday, 4 August, Egypt’s Olympic handball team made history by marking the country’s first participation in the semifinals in a handball tournament at the Olympics.

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