Egypt men's national handball team

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The Egyptian national handball team is the national handball team of Egypt and is controlled by the Egyptian Handball Federation.

Egypt
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NicknameThe Pharaohs
(الفراعنة)
AssociationEgyptian Handball Federation
(الإتحاد المصري لكرة اليد)
CoachRoberto García Parrondo
Assistant coachMagdy Abou El-Magd
Venio Losert
CaptainAhmed El-Ahmar
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (First in 1992)
Best result4th (2020)
World Championship
Appearances16 (First in 1964)
Best result4th (2001)
African Championship
Appearances22 (First in 1979)
Best resultWinners (1991, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2016, 2020)
Last updated on Unknown.
Egypt men's national handball team
Medal record
African Championship
Gold medal – first place 1991 Egypt
Gold medal – first place 1992 Côte d'Ivoire
Gold medal – first place 2000 Algeria
Gold medal – first place 2004 Egypt
Gold medal – first place 2008 Angola
Gold medal – first place 2016 Egypt
Gold medal – first place 2020 Tunisia
Silver medal – second place 1979 Republic of the Congo
Silver medal – second place 1987 Morocco
Silver medal – second place 1989 Algeria
Silver medal – second place 2006 Tunisia
Silver medal – second place 2010 Egypt
Silver medal – second place 2018 Gabon

Egypt is one of the finest handball teams from Africa along with Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Angola.

Egypt has had two golden generations, one from 1991-2001 and a present one starting from 2019. The first generation was the first non-European team to reach the semifinals in the World Championships. While the current generation became the first African team to reach the semifinals in the Olympic tournament.

HistoryEdit

 
Egyptian Handball Federation old logo

Egypt's first appearance at the IHF World Championship was in 1964, where they failed to win a game. But since they were the first African team to participate at the tournament, and the fact that non-European teams were heavily underdeveloped back then, it was considered a major achievement.

After Egypt started developing their handball infrastructure, Egypt were able to qualify for the 1993 tournament at Sweden. They were able to win a game this time, against Czechoslovakia and were able to progress to the next round with this one win. In the second round, however, despite close matches against all three opponents – Romania, France and Switzerland (going as far as 26–27 with Romania) – Egypt failed to progress to the next stage.

Egypt's performance at the 1995 Championship is what raised Egypt to a respectable team. This time, Egypt won three matches at the first round, beating Brazil, Kuwait and Belarus.

The team was widely expected not to survive the knockout stage, but surprised the world by beating former World Champions Romania in the round of 16. While they were later beaten at the quarterfinals against Croatia, the team was highly praised back home. Handball continued to grow at Egypt and a rivalry formed between Egypt and Tunisia.

Egypt advanced to the quarterfinals every time between 1995 and 2001, arguably the golden age of Egyptian Handball. They also reached 6th place at the 1996 Olympics and 7th at 2000, their best Olympic placements. Egypt hosted the World Championship in 1999 for the first time, failing to reach the semi-finals after a loss against Russia.

In the 2001 IHF World Championship, Egypt beat Morocco, Portugal and Iceland, drew with Czechia and lost to Sweden. At the knockout stage, Egypt beat fellow Africans, Algeria. At the quarterfinals, where Egypt has been knocked out three times prior, Egypt faced Russia again, having their revenge after winning the close game 21–19. Egypt then became the first non-European team to reach the semi-finals. After losses against France and Yugoslavia, Egypt placed fourth. This was the best performance by a non-European team until it was equaled by Tunisia at 2005 and beaten by Qatar in 2015.

Between 2003 and 2017, Egypt qualified to every tournament save for the 2012 Olympics, but failed to impress, never advancing to the quarterfinals any time. Egypt broke this streak at the 2019 World Championship, where they placed eighth. Egypt then went on to host the first 32-team Handball Championship in 2021, finishing seventh after losing to reigning Olympic and World Champions, Denmark on penalties, who later won the tournament.

Egypt beat their rivals Tunisia in their own court, qualifying to the 2020 Olympics. They ended up fourth, being the first African team to ever play in the semifinals. They placed second in the group stage, after beating Portugal, Sweden, Bahrain and Japan, only losing to World Champions Denmark once again. They then made a surprisingly comfortable win against Germany in the quarterfinals, qualifying to the top 4. They then lost to France by a 4-goal margin, despite having had a 4-goal lead early on. They then lost a close game against Spain in the Bronze Medal match, placing 4th, their best performance at the Olympics.

 
Egyptian Handball Federation current logo

Competitive recordEdit

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place

Olympic GamesEdit

Games Round Position PLD W D L GF GA GD
  1936 Berlin Did not enter
Handball Tournament not held from 1948 to 1968
  1972 Munich-   1976 Montreal Did not enter
  1980 Moscow- 1988 Seoul Did not qualify
  1992 Barcelona Match for 11th place 11th of 12 6 1 0 5 119 137 -18
  1996 Atlanta Match for 5th place 6th of 12 6 3 0 3 139 132 +7
  2000 Sydney Match for 7th place 7th of 12 8 4 0 4 197 194 +3
  2004 Athens Match for 11th place 12th of 12 6 0 0 6 134 163 -29
  2008 Beijing Group stage 10th of 12 5 0 2 3 127 132 -5
  2012 London Did not qualify
  2016 Rio de Janeiro Group stage 9th of 12 5 1 1 3 129 143 -14
  2020 Tokyo Bronze Metal Match 4th of 12 8 5 0 3 239 218 +21
  2024 Paris To be determined
Total 7/14 0 Titles 44 14 3 27 1084 1119 -35

World ChampionshipEdit

Edition Position Pld W D L
  Germany 1938 Did not enter
  Sweden 1954
  Germany 1958
  Germany 1961
  Czechoslovakia 1964 14th 3 0 0 3
  Sweden 1967 Did not enter
  France 1970
  East Germany 1974
  Denmark 1978
  Germany 1982
  East Germany 1986
  Czechoslovakia 1990
  Sweden 1993 12th 7 1 0 6
  Iceland 1995 6th 9 5 0 4
  Japan 1997 6th 9 6 1 2
  Egypt 1999 7th 9 6 0 3
  France 2001 4th 9 5 1 3
  Portugal 2003 15th 7 2 1 4
  Tunisia 2005 14th 5 3 0 2
  Germany 2007 17th 6 2 0 4
  Croatia 2009 14th 9 4 0 5
  Sweden 2011 14th 7 2 0 5
  Spain 2013 16th 6 1 1 4
  Qatar 2015 14th 6 2 1 3
  France 2017 13th 6 3 0 3
 /  Denmark/Germany 2019 8th 9 3 1 5
  Egypt 2021 7th 7 4 2 1
 /  Poland/Sweden 2023 To be determined
 / /  Croatia/Denmark/Norway 2025
  Germany 2027
Total 16/30 114 49 7 58

African ChampionshipEdit

Year Position
Tunisia 1974 Did not enter
Algeria 1976 Disqualified
Republic of the Congo 1979 Runners-up
Tunisia 1981 Fourth place
Egypt 1983 Fourth place
Angola 1985 Fourth place
Morocco 1987 Runners-up
Algeria 1989 Runners-up
Egypt 1991 Champions
Côte d'Ivoire 1992 Champions
Tunisia 1994 Third place
Benin 1996 Third place
Year Position
South Africa 1998 Third place
Algeria 2000 Champions
Morocco 2002 Third place
Egypt 2004 Champions
Tunisia 2006 Runners-up
Angola 2008 Champions
Egypt 2010 Runners-up
Morocco 2012 Third place
Algeria 2014 Third place
Egypt 2016 Champions
Gabon 2018 Runners-up
Tunisia 2020 Champions
Total 22/24

All-Africa GamesEdit

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Unofficial tournamentsEdit

MENA GamesEdit

Islamic Solidarity GamesEdit

Year Round GP W D L Final Position
Saudi Arabia 2005 Third place 7 5 - 2 3rd
Indonesia 2013 No Handball tournament Held
Total 1/1 7 5 - 2 -

Results and FixturesEdit

2021Edit

27 January 2021
18:30
Denmark   39–38 (ET)   Egypt Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Attendance: 0
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
M. Hansen 10 (16–13) Omar 11
  3×  1×  Report  5×  1× 

FT: 28–28 ET: 6–6, 1–1 Pen: 4–3

24 July 2021
19:30
Portugal   31–37   Egypt Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Nikolov, Nachevski (MKD)
Ferraz 6 (15–15) Hesham 7
  5×  Report   2× 
26 July 2021
14:15
Egypt   27–32   Denmark Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Hesham 6 (15–14) M. Hansen 9
 5×  Report   5× 
28 July 2021
14:15
Japan   29–33   Egypt Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Tokuda 8 (11–18) El-Ahmar 8
  7×  Report  2× 
30 July 2021
16:15
Sweden   22–27   Egypt Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Pellas 7 (9–13) Sanad 6
  2×  Report  2× 
1 August 2021
11:00
Egypt   30–20   Bahrain Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
El-Ahmar 5 (15–7) Habib 4
  2×  Report   1× 
3 August 2021
20:45
Germany   26–31   Egypt Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Nikolov, Nachevski (MKD)
Golla, Kühn 6 (12–16) Omar, Zein 5
  3×  Report   1× 
5 August 2021
17:00
France   27–23   Egypt Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Descat, Mem 5 (13–13) El-Ahmar, Omar 5
  3×  Report   1× 
7 August 2021
17:00
Egypt   31–33   Spain Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
El-Ahmar, Shebib 7 (16–19) Gómez 8
 2×  Report   4×  1× 

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship.[1][2]

Head coach:   Roberto García Parrondo

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
5 RB Yahia Omar (1997-09-09) 9 September 1997 (age 24) 1.94 m 24 52   Veszprém
9 CB Islam Hassan (1988-07-02) 2 July 1988 (age 33) 1.84 m 194 127   Al Ahly
10 LB Abdelrahman Abdou (1996-01-30) 30 January 1996 (age 25) 1.92 m 10 2   Al Ahly
11 LW Ahmed Moamen (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 28) 1.76 m 27 16   Zamalek
15 LB Ahmed Hesham (2000-10-27) 27 October 2000 (age 20) 1.91 m 9 15   USAM Nîmes Gard
24 P Ibrahim El-Masry (1989-03-11) 11 March 1989 (age 32) 1.92 m 218 25   Al Ahly
25 P Wisam Nawar (1990-02-14) 14 February 1990 (age 31) 1.84 m 78 37   Zamalek
31 LW Omar El-Wakil (1988-05-14) 14 May 1988 (age 33) 1.74 m 174 212   Zamalek
39 LB Yehia El-Deraa (1995-07-17) 17 July 1995 (age 26) 1.92 m 112 97   Zamalek
42 LB Hassan Walid (2000-05-01) 1 May 2000 (age 21) 2.05 m 8 6   Zamalek
45 CB Seif El-Deraa (1998-09-19) 19 September 1998 (age 22) 1.87 m 8 14   Zamalek
53 RW Akram Saad (1994-11-22) 22 November 1994 (age 26) 1.72 m 12 7   Zamalek
55 RB Mohsen Ramadan (1998-03-11) 11 March 1998 (age 23) 1.92 m 12 8   Al Ahly
66 RB Ahmed El-Ahmar (1984-01-27) 27 January 1984 (age 37) 1.86 m 315 1402   Zamalek
79 LW Ahmed Nafea (1997-09-01) 1 September 1997 (age 24) 1.82 m 0 0   Al Ahly
88 GK Karim Handawy (1988-05-01) 1 May 1988 (age 33) 1.88 m 132 0   RK Eurofarm Pelister
89 P Mohamed Mamdouh Shebib (1989-04-01) 1 April 1989 (age 32) 1.94 m 213 186   Dinamo București
90 LB Ali Zein (1990-12-14) 14 December 1990 (age 30) 1.93 m 268 320   Barcelona
91 RW Mohamed Sanad (1991-01-16) 16 January 1991 (age 30) 1.88 m 121 237   USAM Nîmes Gard
96 GK Mohamed El-Tayar (1996-04-07) 7 April 1996 (age 25) 1.91 m 18 0   Al Ahly

Notable former coachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HANDBALL: Egypt announce squad for 2021 IHF World Championship". kingfut.com. 27 December 2020. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Team Roster Egypt" (PDF). ihf.info. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 19 January 2021.

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