Egypt men's national handball team


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

Egypt
Information
NicknameThe Pharaohs
(الفراعنة)
AssociationEgyptian Handball Federation
(الإتحاد المصري لكرة اليد)
CoachRoberto García Parrondo
Assistant coachMagdy Abou El-Magd
Venio Losert
CaptainAhmed El-Ahmar
Colours
Home
Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (First in 1992)
Best result6th (1996)
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
1991 Egypt
1992 Côte d'Ivoire
2000 Algeria
2004 Egypt
2008 Angola
2016 Egypt
2020 Tunisia
1979 Republic of the Congo
1987 Morocco
1989 Algeria
2006 Tunisia
2010 Egypt
2018 Gabon

Egypt is considered to be one of the top-tier handball teams in Africa along with Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Angola.

The team's performance in the 1990s boosted the sport's popularity in the country and attracted media and public attention, especially after scoring a huge upset against former World champions Romania at the 1995 World Men's Handball Championship held in Iceland.

Egypt's "Dream Team" was the first non-European team to reach the semi-finals, doing so in the 2001 Men's tournament that was held in France. They've won the second most medals at the African cup, with their most recent win in 2020.

History


Egyptian Handball Federation old logo

Egypt's first performance 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 every time but failed to impress, never advancing to the quarterfinals. Egypt broke this streak at the 2019 World Championship, when they placed eighth. A year later, Egypt beat their North African rivals Tunisia in their own court, qualifying to the 2020 Olympics. 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. It's notable that the two teams that Egypt lost to in this tournament both ended up in the final. The team is set to play in the delayed 2020 Olympics on June.

Egyptian Handball Federation current logo

Competitive record


  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place Olympic Games

Games Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GD
1936 Berlin Did not enter
Not held from 1948 to 1968
1972 Munich Did not enter
1976 Montreal Did not participate
1980 Moscow Did not qualify
1984 Los Angeles
1988 Seoul
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 Qualified
Total 7/14 0 Titles 36 9 3 24 845 901 −56

World Championship

Edition Position Pld W D L
Germany 1938Did not enter
Sweden 1954
Germany 1958
Germany 1961
Czechoslovakia 196414th3003
Sweden 1967Did not enter
France 1970
East Germany 1974
Denmark 1978
Germany 1982
East Germany 1986
Czechoslovakia 1990
Sweden 199312th7106
Iceland 19956th9504
Japan 19976th9612
Egypt 19997th9603
France 20014th9513
Portugal 200315th7214
Tunisia 200514th5302
Germany 200717th6204
Croatia 200914th9405
Sweden 201114th7205
Spain 201316th6114
Qatar 201514th6213
France 201713th6303
/ Denmark/Germany 20198th9315
Egypt 2021 7th7421
/ Poland/Sweden 2023 To be determined
// Croatia/Denmark/Norway 2025
Germany 2027
Total16/3011449758

African Championship

Year Position
Tunisia 1974Did not enter
Algeria 1976Disqualified
Republic of the Congo 1979Runners-up
Tunisia 1981Fourth place
Egypt 1983Fourth place
Angola 1985Fourth place
Morocco 1987Runners-up
Algeria 1989Runners-up
Egypt 1991Champions
Côte d'Ivoire 1992Champions
Tunisia 1994Third place
Benin 1996Third place
Year Position
South Africa 1998Third place
Algeria 2000Champions
Morocco 2002Third place
Egypt 2004Champions
Tunisia 2006Runners-up
Angola 2008Champions
Egypt 2010Runners-up
Morocco 2012Third place
Algeria 2014Third place
Egypt 2016Champions
Gabon 2018Runners-up
Tunisia 2020Champions
Total22/24

All-Africa Games

Mediterranean Games

Unofficial tournaments

MENA Games
  • 1992
  • 1997
  • 1999
  • 2004
  • 2007
  • 2011
Islamic Solidarity Games
Year Round GP W D L Final Position
Saudi Arabia 2005Third place75-23rd
Indonesia 2013 No Handball tournament Held
Total1/175-2-

Results and Fixtures


2021

13 January 2021
19:00
Egypt  35–29  Chile Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Attendance: 0
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
El-Deraa 6 (18-11) E. Salinas 8
  Report   
16 January 2021
19:00
Egypt  38-19  North Macedonia Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Attendance: 0
Referees: C. Bonaventura, J. Bonaventura (FRA)
Mamdouh Shebib 8 (20-6) three players 3
  Report   
18 January 2021
19:00
Sweden  24–23  Egypt Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Attendance: 0
Referees: Jørum, Kleven (NOR)
Persson 8 (9–12) Sanad 8
  Report  
20 January 2021
19:00
Russian Handball Fed. 23–28  Egypt Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Attendance: 0
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Kosorotov 8 (8–15) Mamdouh Shebib 7
  Report  
22 January 2021
19:00
Egypt  35–26  Belarus Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Attendance: 0
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
El-Ahmar 8 (21–14) Vailupau 4
  Report  
24 January 2021
19:00
Slovenia  25–25  Egypt Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, Cairo
Attendance: 0
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Janc 7 (12–8) Sanad 7
  Report  
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
   Report   

FT: 28–28 ET: 6–6, 1–1 Pen: 4–3

Team


Current squad

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 23) 1.94 m 24 52 Veszprém
9 CB Islam Hassan (1988-07-02) 2 July 1988 (age 32) 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 25) 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 23) 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 Al Ahly
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 coaches

See also


References


  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.