On a historic night in Skopje, with both finalists already assured of their best ranking in history at the IHF Men’s Youth World Championship, it was Egypt who took their maiden trophy at the event. Egypt was leading throughout the match and had a comfortable advantage at half-time, but Germany pulled off a great comeback and made it a tense second half.
In the end, the title was secured with a four-goal win, 32-28, which made Egypt the first non-European and first African team to take the gold medal in the competition. For Germany, it is the first silver medal and their best result at the Youth World Championship.
Hussein Ali Zaki (Egypt): I think our secret is the big heart. All European teams are very strong, When our guys lost against France, we tried to calm down them and to shared our experience. After that match, we won all the other match, and this success will be one step up in their carriers.