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Egypt win Riga Council Cup 2017

Men’s 20th international four-team handball tournament “Riga Council Cup 2017” for the first time was won by national team of Egypt.

Egypt participated in the tournament for the third year in a row, taking fourth (2015.) and second (2016.) places in the past. This year’s tournament Egyptians started with wins over Estonia (31:22) and Netherlands (24:21), but in last day rescued from loss to Latvia (26:26).

Host team Latvia in first day suffered loss to Netherlands (24:29), then overtook Estonia (25:22). In last day against Egypt Latvians showed good game, but did not keep four-goal lead (20:16 on 40th minute and +2 five minutes before the end of the game) and the game ended with a draw.

Egypt with five points won tournament, second place ranked by Netherlands (four points), third place by Latvia (three points). Estonia finished last without points.

Top-scorers of the “Riga Council Cup 2017” was Dainis Krištopāns and Austris Tuminskis (17 goals) from Latvia, but MVP trophy got Egyptian Ahmed El-Ahmar.

Best players in each team
Egypt –  Ali Mohamed
Netherlands – Bart Ravensbergen
Latvia – Nils Kreicbergs
Estonia –  Martin Johannsons

Top-scorers – Dainis Krištopāns and Austris Tuminskis  (17 goals, Latvia)
MVP – Ahmed El-Ahmar (Egypt)

Tournament table:
Scorers list:

TEXT: Jānis Pārums

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