Egypt through to semi-final with win versus Iceland

EGYPT – ICELAND 35-31 (21-14)

Egypt made throw semifinals t the 2019 IHF Men’s Youth World Championship after comfortable win over Iceland with 35-31. they defeated Iceland with a commanding performance that saw them in control throughout the entire match.

Right back Hassan Walid Ahmed was a clear danger for the rival, scored three goals at start. Egypt were simply stronger and every player was dangerous, forcing Iceland to work very hard in defence. At half time, Iceland was seven goals down (21-14).

Iceland threatened to come closer Egypt maintained a five-goal distance as the clock ticked past 45 minutes, 27-22. But Egypt took the control and won comfortably.

Osman Reda Abdelfatah and Hassan Walid Ahmed scored seven goals each for Egypt. Thrastarson had scored five goals in the first 30 minutes alone, and finished with a total of eight.


Head Coach Egypt – Magdy Ahmed Mahmoud Abouelmagd

We are very happy with this result. We had the match under control all 60 minutes. The players are very young and unexperiеnced, we tried to give them curriage to do their best. I hope that we will be on our best level in semifinals and we will play for medals.

Head Coach Iceland – Heimir Rikardsson

The better won today. We are satisfied that we were in final eight and we are very sorry that we didn’t be in the best four teams in championship.