After a staggering beginning rite, Egypt had an ideal start at the 27th Men’s Handball World Championship as the host country claimed a victory towards Chile, for that reason creating a huge step towards the main round.

Egypt vs Chile 35:29 (18:11)

It changed into Egypt’s left again Yahia Elderaa who scored the first purpose of the match nearly mins into the game. Although Chile’s Esteban Salinas equalised at 1:1 and later at 2:2, the 2 facets were never level after that, as the African crew took the healthy under their firm manipulate.

The Pharaohs had been compact in defence and powerful in attack, which helped them to take an 8:three lead with the aid of the thirteenth minute. All 3 Chilean desires through then had been scored with the aid of line player Salinas, who ought to rapidly after add a fourth one but neglected a penalty.

Midway through the primary half, La Roja slashed the space to 5:eight after their goalkeeper Felipe Barrientos spectacularly scored from his personal half of. However, Chile were given too many two-minute suspensions, which manifestly did now not assist them to come nearer.

The bodily Egyptians discovered sufficient area of their competitors’ defence and step by step persevered to boom their advantage. As Elderaa scored five desires out of five attempts in the first half of, The Pharaohs led with the aid of seven desires at the damage, 18:11.

While their defence regarded stable, goalkeeper Karim Hendawy made simplest two saves within the first half and become changed by means of Mohamed Eltayar, who did a higher task after the smash and helped his group with seven saves.

The pink card shown to Chile’s Javier Frelijj early in the 2nd 1/2 following his third two-minute suspension become every other blow for the South American team. When Egypt led 27:18 inside the forty fifth minute, the suit appeared to be settled.

However, the Chileans appeared more energizing inside the ultimate sector of the in shape, they improved their defence and put a few stress on their rivals. Brothers Erwin and Emil Feuchtmann fought difficult and so did Esteban Salinas – and following a good five:1 run Mateo Garralda’s men reduced the deficit to 23:28 with ten mins to go.

Yet, Egypt held their nerve and stabilised the game, which saw them in the end cruising to a six-purpose victory.

Hummel Player of the Match: Yahia Elderaa, Egypt

Statements after the suit

Roberto Garcia Parrondo, Egypt educate: We played a very good first half, attack and defence were operating well, and we could get a stable advantage. In the second one half of, we also made right overall performance for about ten mins, however then we had big troubles, as we performed seven or eight very horrific minutes. That’s why I am a chunk annoyed, because if we need to win extra suits, the gamers need to do their pleasant for 60 mins.

Mateo Garralda, Chile instruct: Congratulations to Egypt, they performed a tremendous game. In the primary half of, we had many problems in attack and defence. However, we did a whole lot higher within the 2nd half of, we advanced our defence and goalkeeping. We reduced the deficit to five dreams and had a hazard to lessen to four. However, after the spoil we also lost a few essential balls, which avoided us from setting greater strain on our rivals.