In another A group game Norway met Egypte and lost 22:30.
Africans seemed to be more stable from the beginning of the match and had a slight advantage over the opponents, so they won half-time with the result 14;12.
In the second half Egyptians increased their advantage and won over Scandinavians with 8 points difference. Shehab Abdalla was the most valuable player from Bassem Mostafa Abdelmoaz’s team as he scored 6 goals for his team, The most valuable player from Norway was Olaf Richter Hoffstad, who scored 7 goals.
“When we started the match we had a great defense, but we got many balls in the second half, so we lost hope” – Thomas Horneland Boilesen
“It was a very tough game,In the first half our players knew that they were in the second round,so became they lazy and the difference was only 2 goals. But during the rest time we spoke that we must win and we did it” – Bassem Mostafa Abdelmoaz, Egyptian head coach.
Mostafa Abdelmoaz’s team will meet Japan in eight finals and Norway’s next opponent will be known soon.