Qatar defeat Egypt in IHF World Men’s Handball Championship

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, The first game in Group D this Sunday was the match between Qatar and Egypt. Both teams had zero points after their opening game and were therefore eager to get the win. Qatar hit the ground running and within three minutes of the first half they had scored a goal (Frankis Marzo), conceded a yellow card (Ameen Zakkar) and a two minutes suspension (Rafael Capote).

Halfway through the first half Qatar managed to take the lead when Rafael Capote scored his second goal of the game � Capote had a good game scoring a total of five goals. The first half was a fairly even affair as the lead rapidly changed between the two teams, resulting in the fact that neither of the teams had more than a three-goal lead at any time.

Towards the end of the half Egypt’s goalkeeper Karim Hendawy made a couple of great saves which kept Qatar from taking the lead.

Egypt’s Karim Hendawy began the second half with a tremendous save that led to Egypt scoring their second goal of the half, getting them within one goal of Qatar. At the seven-minute mark Mohamed Shebib scored from close distance to level the game. Afterwards, Qatar’s coach Valero Rivera called for a timeout. This led the Qataris to score two consecutive goals, bringing the team in front by 19:17.

The Egyptians struggled to get the ball past Danijel Saric in the Qatari goal, as the 41-year-old keeper had a terrific second half. With only a 15 minutes left Qatar had taken a six-goal lead (23:17). The game ended with a victory for Qatar.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee