Slovenia out of handball worlds after a draw with hosts Egypt

Handball game (Photo: RTV printscreen)

By: G.P., STA

Slovenia are out of the World Men’s Handball Championship as they played out a 25:25 draw with the hosts Egypt in the last match of the main round, squandering a four-goal lead from the end of the first half.

Slovenia had been decimated ahead of the decisive match, with some players being out due to sickness, and the appearance of captain Jure Dolenec being in doubt because of a hamstring injury. Head coach Ljubomir Vranješ said Slovenia had not had their day today and that, if everything was normal, Slovenia would won the match. The next campaign for SLovenia are the qualifiers for the Tokyo Summer Olympics, which Slovenia will play in Germany on 12-14 March.