Egypt’s youth U-19 handball team, led by manager Magdy Abou El-Magd, beat Hungary with a score of 31-25 on Monday in the 2019 Men’s Youth Handball World Championship in Macedonia.
During the game, Egypt’s youth made a remarkable performance on the defensive and offensive level. They imposed their dominance from the start and managed to end the first-half with a 19-14 lead. In the second-half, they scored only 12 points, yet were able to end the game in their favor.
Following this victory, the team qualified top of their group (Group B), which includes France, Sweden, Hungary, Canada and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan). They also advanced to the 16th round of the championship.
The young pharaohs lost only against France, but they succeeded to beat Sweden, Chinese Taipei and Canada, respectively, before defeating Hungary to lead their group with eight points.
The Egyptian national team U-19 includes players: Abdel Rahman Hameed, Mo’men Hossam, Mazen Reda, Ibrahim El-Sayed, Omar Attia, Muhab Saeed, Saif Hany, Hassan Kadah, Ziad Abdel Aal, Mohamed Samir, Yousef Alaa El Deen, Yousef Ahmed Hassan, Abdel Fattah Ali, Ahmed Hisham El-Sayed, Omar Lotfy and Yasser Saif.
The team is scheduled to play their 16th round match on Wednesday, 2 pm Cairo time (GMT+2), where they will battle against Group A’s fourth placed Norway who beat Slovenia to this game.
The handball champs are looking for a great achievement following the footsteps of the U-23 national team who recently won the bronze medal by beating Portugal 37/27 in the July tournament held in Spain.