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Handball World Championship: Egypt Defeats United States in a 35-16 win

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Handball World Championship: Egypt Defeats United States in a 35-16 win

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Egypt’s National Handball Team defeated the United States in a 35-16 victory win in the final Group G of 2023 World Men’s Handball Championship on Tuesday, 17 January.

The Pharaohs maintained their perfect score after three consecutive wins, defeating Croatia in a historic 31-22 win on Saturday, 13 January, and Morocco in a 30-19 victory on Sunday, 15 January, securing its spot in the second round. The team finished top of their group with six points.

From the outset, Egypt had a dominant lead with 19-7 at halftime, and a 35-16 win, making it the team’s biggest win in the World Championship. Goalkeeper Mohamed Ali was named Man of the Match, marking a 47 percent save rate.

The United States had beaten Morocco in a 28-27 win on Sunday, 13 January, but lost 40-22 against Croatia. In a heated match, Croatia beat Morocco to the second round in a 36-24 on Tuesday, 17 January.

In the main round, Egypt will face Belgium on Thursday, 19 January, Bahrain on Saturday, 21 January, and Denmark on Monday, 23 January.

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Farah Rafik is a graduate from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with a dual degree in Multimedia Journalism and Political Science. After being an active participant in Model United Nation (MUN) conferences both locally and internationally, Farah discovered her love for writing. When she isn’t writing about Arts & Culture for Egyptian Streets, she is busy watching films and shows to review. Writing isn’t completed without a coffee or an iced matcha latte in hand—that she regularly spills. She occasionally challenges herself in reading challenges on Goodreads, and can easily read a book a day.

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