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Egypt’s Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020’s Quarterfinals

Ahmed ElAhmar, Ramadan, Rayan, and Ammar the Golden Boys

Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020's Quarterfinals

Egypt finalized its qualification to the Quarterfinals in Handball and Football in Tokyo 2020‘s Olympics!

Today’s matches highlighted the excellent performance of Ahmed El Ahmar, Ramadan, Rayan, and Ammar. They are the golden boys of the day.

Let’s see the journey of our champions till now.

Football

Egypt’s football team made it to the Quarterfinals after beating Australia with a 2-0, and Spain’s match against Argentina was drawn at 1-1.

Egypt to play against Brazil in the Quarterfinals on Saturday 31.7.2021.

Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020's Quarterfinals
Egypt’s starting eleven pose for a photo before their Tokyo Olympic men’s football Group C match against Spain on July 22, 2021, at Sapporo Dome in Hokkaido, northern Japan. (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)

Journey in Tokyo 2020

After Sunday’s 0-1 loss to Argentina in their second Group C game of the Tokyo Olympics. The team also held to a 0-0 draw in their opening match against European heavyweights Spain.

“We will fight and play till the last second,”

Defender Hegazi via Twitter just two days ahead of facing Australia in the 3rd match of qualifying round.
Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020's Quarterfinals
Egypt’s Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020 Quarterfinals

Today’s match against Australia

Egypt started the game with confidence making many scoring chances until finally scoring a goal assisted by Ramadan Sobhi to the scorer Ahmed Rayan in 44′, going to the locker room with a 1-0 lead.

Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020 Quarterfinals
Egypt’s Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020 Quarterfinals

The 2nd half started, and Egypt was playing a defensive game to prevent Australia from scoring. The match highlighted the outstanding performance of Ramadan Sobhi and Goal Keeper Mohamed Elshenawy, making key blocks.

Ramadan Sobhi and Ammar Hamdy missed a goal after the ball returned from the post, and Mahmoud Hamdy elwensh and Akram Tawfik took our hearts after a dangerous play from Australia’s player in the last 15 minutes.

Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020 Quarterfinals
RIFU, MIYAGI, JAPAN – JULY 28: Ammar Hamdy #2 of Team Egypt celebrates with teammate Ibrahim Adel #11 after scoring their side’s second goal during the Men’s Group C match between Australia and Eygpt on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Miyagi Stadium on July 28, 2021, in Rifu, Miyagi, Japan. (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)

Ammar Hamdy ended the battle with the 2nd Goal in 85′ after a great assist from Nasser Mansy.

We still didn’t do our best, we played today with the same style we played in the previous matches. We took the risk because today we must win to qualify. The substitutes made the difference today. We know the next match is against Brazil but we have a MISSION and it’s football where nothing is IMPOSSIBLE.

Shawky Gharib, Egypt’s coach to BeinSports
Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020 Quarterfinals
Mohamed Al-Shenawi of Egypt celebrates after Ahmed Yasser Rayan of Egypt scored their first goal.

We made a great match today. We played the match as a Final match looking forward to winning a Medal.

Mohamed Elshenawy, Egypt’s goalkeeper to BeinSports

Sherif Ekramy on twitter

Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020's Quarterfinals

Handball

The Egyptian men’s handball team claimed their second win in three group-stage matches after beating Japan 33-29 on Wednesday to edge closer to a place in the quarters. The Egyptian Handball team is making history.

Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020 Quarterfinals
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 28: Ibrahim Elmasry and Yahia Omar of Team Egypt smile after winning the Men’s Preliminary Round Group B handball match between Japan and Egypt on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yoyogi National Stadium on July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Journey in Tokyo 2020

The Pharaohs kicked off their competition with an impressive 37-31 win over Portugal before slumping to a 32-27 loss to reigning world champions Denmark.

They are facing next Sweden on Friday, which is going to be a battle for second place.

Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020's Quarterfinals

Today’s Match against Japan

Egypt outplayed Japan in the first half, going to the locker room with a comfortable 18-11 lead. However, they took their foot off the gas pedal in the second period as Japan narrowed the gap, but Egypt survived a late scare to widen the gap again and finish with a four-goal advantage.

Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020's Quarterfinals

The match highlighted the comeback of winger Omar Bakkar with superb performance, scoring five goals with a scoring percentage of 71%.

Goalscorers:

Ahmed El-Ahmar: 8 goals

Yehia Khaled: 7 goals

Omar Bakkar: 5 goals

Ahmed Hesham Dodo: 3 goals

Yehia Elderaa, Mamdouh Hashem, Ali Zein, and Mohamed Sanad: 2 goals

Wessam, and Seif Elderaa: 1 goal.

Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020's Quarterfinals

Ahmed Elahmar, Egypt’s Golden Boy

Veteran player Ahmed El-Ahmar, who hinted that he would call it a day soon after a glittering career, was Egypt’s best performer with eight goals out of 10 shots. He became the team’s leading scorer in its Olympic history with 78 goals, one ahead of former star Hussein Zaki. 

Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020's Quarterfinals

Ahmed El-Ahmar is the Top scorer of Egypt in the Olympics.

  • Athens 2004: 18 Goals
  • Beken 2008: 24 Goals
  • Reo 2016: 27 Goals
  • Tokyo 2020: 15 Goals till now.

With a total number of goals, 84 Goals, breaking the previous number achieved by the historic Hussein Zaky.

The Top scorer of Egypt in Handball World Cup 2021.

With a total of 277 goals, The Golden Boy is the Golden Top Scorer in all the Handball world Cups

The world’s most player winning Handball Titles.

55 championships with all clubs and the Egyptian national team, 29 local and continental championships with Zamalek, the historical top scorer in the Club World Cup, the most handball player in the world crowned continental championships in history, the most athlete achieving continental championships

Egypt's Handball and Football Teams to Tokyo 2020's Quarterfinals

Congratulations Our Champions!!

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