O Argentine team He was close but could not Egypt, for the third date of Group D of the World Handball Championship, which takes place in Germany and Denmark. The Gladiators dropped 22-20 against the Africans and complicated their chances of qualifying for the next round.
Manuel Cárdenas's race threatened to lead the first win in the certmaen after going into the break in a 9-8 lead. During the first minutes of the game, the Albiceleste lost strength in the attack and allowed its rival to advance with two goals.
However, the Argentines showed an implant defense and improved the attack of recovered balls and good penetrations by the center of the defense of his opponent. Pivot Lucas Moscariello scored a good goal to advance the result for his team at the end of the first half.
In addition, the story was different. Egypt attacked effectively and went ahead by two goals and that gap was impossible to recover throughout the second set.
The worst news was the end Federico Fernandez, who after committing a foul on the defense was shown the blue card. The same not only expelled him from the game and left his team with one less in the absence of eight minutes, but will not allow him to play the next game against Angola by disciplinary sanction.
It must be remembered that the Argentine team had a good debut to draw 25-25 against Hungary, but then succumbed to the power of Sweden and fell by 31-16.
These results leave a difficult scenario for the Argentines who will have to win the remaining two games against Angola (Wednesday 16 at 11:30 p.m.) and Qatar (Thursday 17 at 14), while they will also have to wait for the results of the others games.