Sweden defeated Egypt 23:28 and secured promotion to the 1/8 finals of the youth world championships. The Egyptians finish their adventure with the World Cup without even one point.

From the very beginning of the game, the Swedes did not want to leave any illusions about who is better. Scandinavians went out on the court very concentrated and imposed their playing style. After 13 minutes they were already leading 6:2. Egypt, however, was able to break the gap and lead to a draw (9: 9, 23 min.). This result was maintained until the 27th minute (12:12). The end of the first part of the match, however, belonged to the Swedes (14:13).

After changing sides, the Scandinavians attacked again. They opened the result of the second half, after 10 minutes of the second part they were already leading by 18:15. In spite of the difficult situation, the Egyptians managed to return to the match again. After another ten minutes, the scoreboard showed a 20:20 draw. However, the last phase of the match was better played by the Swedes and they were happy with the victory (23:28).

Thus, we know the set of participants of the playoff group from group B: Hungary, Denmark, Croatia and Sweden. 5th and 6th place were taken by teams from Chile and Egypt.

EGYPT – SWEDEN 23:28 (13:14) 

EGYPT: Usama Abdelfatah Elshazly, Osama Ebeid Abdalla – Kassem Ibrahem Kassem, Ahmed Moussa Elshawarby, Refat Kamal Refaie 1, Tarek Morsy Khedr 1, Hany Mahmoud Mabrouk 4, Mohamed Rady Ahmed 8, Salah Elsayed Hassanein 4, Haitham Hammad Zaiki, Abdelrazek Ali Eid Ali 4, Emadaldien Mohamed Mahmoud, Mamdou Mohamed Mahmoud 1, Mohamed Gouda Wahdan

SWEDEN: Lundahl, Hultberg-Dahlgren, Espling-ek – Alm, Cardell, Moreno 2, Wahlstrom, Wallenberg 1, Sandberg 2, Dahlstrom, Jarvin 1, Dano 9, Sjostrand Hallman 3, Schelin 2, Andersson 6, Dahlberg 2.



Niklas Harris, head coach of Sweden: We are very happy about the promotion. No matter with who we will play in the next round, with Germany or Romania. For sure there will be a tough match and a good spectacle for the fans.

Maciej Szarek, photo credit: PRESSFOCUS/ZPRP