SWEDEN – EGYPT 29-32 (15-16)
Egypt took the first win of the tournament (32-29) against Sweden in the Group B opener.
Egypt started the game with more power and took the lead 4-1. Than Sweden had good minutes, made 7-6 and racing to 11-7. Egypt took time out and after that team started to delivere with counterattacks. At the half time, Egypt was one goal up (15-16).
Nothing changed in the second period. Sweden did not get off the best start, Egypt made strong defense and four goals lead (17-21). They know how to keep it to the end of the game and started their campaign in Skopje in the best possible way.
The best scorer of the match was Isak Persson with 8 goals. Hassan Walid Ahmed and Ahmed Hesham Elsayed had 6 goals each.
Head Coach Sweden: Dennis Sandberg
Egypt played very controlled and tactical game. It was a match with a lot of physics. We didn’t do very well in the second half. I expect more and better from the next matches in the group, I hope and expect we will be in the knockout phase.
Head Coach Egypt: Magdy Abouelmagd
This is very important win for us and very good start of the championship esspecially because Sweden is number one team in the group. Our players did very good job.