The Maldives team showed an honorable and distinguished performance during the two halves of the match, and its players appeared optimally against the Chile national team in the first group game of G7, which includes Sweden, the four-time world champion in 1954, 1958, 1990 and 1999, and North Macedonia, which was called on Tuesday after the Czech withdrawal due to the infection of 12 players and coaches with the Corona virus Novelty.
Sweden, runner-up in 1964, 1997 and 2001, meets North Macedonia on Thursday.
And the Pharaohs struck hard in the first half and ended it with a seven-goal lead (11-18), then continued their preference in the second half and advanced 28-22 10 minutes before the end, which saw the guests awaken without succeeding in turning the table, so the owners of the land came out winning with a difference of six goals 35-29).
Egyptian Yahya Al Daraa won the best player award in the match.
The shield was the best recorded in the ranks of the Pharaohs with 6 goals out of 6 attempts, Akram Yusri added 5 goals out of 5 attempts, and each of Muhammad Sanad and Yahya Omar 4 goals.
The Egyptian national team played the match in the absence of its most prominent stars, Ahmed Al-Ahmar, Ahmed Hesham “Sisa”, Islam Hassan and Abdel Rahman Faisal, due to injuries.