We have chance to reach the final, says Egypt's handball coach Parrondo

The Pharaohs made history on Tuesday when they defeated Germany 31-26 in the quarters to book a historic last-four berth

Ahram Online , Tuesday 3 Aug 2021
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Egypt s Spanish coach Roberto Parrondo looks on during the men s preliminary round group B handball match between Sweden and Egypt of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on July 30, 2021. AFP

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Egypt's handball coach Roberto García Parrondo said on Tuesday his side will have a good chance to beat France in the Olympics semis if they kept their rhythm produced against Germany in the tournament's quarters finals.

The Pharaohs made history on Tuesday when they defeated Germany 31-26 in the quarters to book a historic last-four berth.

They will have a tough mission against France on Thursday in the tournament semi-finals.

"If we play against France with the same performance produced against Germany we will have a good chance to reach the final," Parrondo told BeIN Sports on Tuesday.

"The game against France will be very difficult … they are a tough opponent, but we will do our best to be well prepared for them."

The Spanish coach admitted that his side did a great job at the ongoing Olympics, stressing that they will continue of dreaming for more success in the tournament.

"We dreamed of success before the Olympics and we will continue to dream." ''What we made in this tournament  is very difficult."

"Reaching the Olympics last-four is nearly impossible as the European sides are very tough," he added.

Egypt are the second non-European team to reach the Olympics last-four in the tournament's history after South Korea who reached the semis in 1988 in their home soil.    

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