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Egypt beat Sweden for the first Olympic win after 16 years!

Egypt celebrate the first victory at Olympic Games since Sydney 2000! The best African national team outplayed the reigning Olympic vice-champions Sweden 26:25 (12:13) in thrilling finish to secure the first points after starting defeat over Slovenia in similiar way.

The Swedish team opened match with 7:3 lead after 14 minutes, when it was hardly to predict that Africans will fight back to win the match. But they did it, quickly came on 8:8 afterwards teams couldn’t make more than two goals advantage until the end.

Only 75 seconds before the final buzzer Lukas Nilsson scored equaliser for 25:25, but Egyptian playmaker Elbasiuni was a match winner against Appelgreen for a huge celebration at Future Arena.

Sanad netted seven goals for Egypt, while Petersen scored five for the European team.

Slovenia – Brazil 31:28
Germany – Poland 32:29

STANDINGS:
Germany 4
Slovenia 4
Brazil 2
Egypt 2
Sweden 0
Poland 0

PHOTO: Stephane Pillaud, IHF

 

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