World Men’s Handball Egypt vs Morocco City Kick-Off Time
NAME: Egypt vs Morocco
DATE: 15, 2023
TIME: 5:00 PM UTC.
VENUE: Jonkoping, Sweden
Two years ago, at Egypt 2021, Morocco returned to the IHF Men’s World Championship after a 14-year wait, ending up in 29th place after dramatically missing the chance to secure a main round berth.
The “Atlas Lions” led by as many as seven goals in the first half of their debut match against Algeria, only to concede a painful loss (23:24) that basically saw their hopes of progressing to the next phase go up in smoke.
Now, at Poland/Sweden 2023, Morocco are back in business and trying to establish themselves as a reliable African team after sealing the bronze medal at the 2022 CAHB African Men’s Handball Championship with a superb performance in the third-place play-off against Tunisia.
A big chunk of that success came from goalkeeper Alae Laaroussi, who was named the All-Star goalkeeper of the 2022 CAHB African Men’s Handball Championship, with superb performances in the competition.
Laaroussi is only the latest addition to a line of excellent goalkeepers, with Yassine Idrissi delivering some outstanding performances at Egypt 2021, where he had 70 saves for a 30% saving efficiency, the second highest number of saves in the tournament.
“Sure, coming and filling Yassine’s shoes is difficult for any goalkeeper because he had a lot of experience and played in France at club level. But I am ready, we are ready and we want to make Morocco proud once again,” said Laaroussi to IHF.info.
World Men’s Handball Championships 2023 Schedule
Below is a basic schedule. For full match details, visit the IHF official site.
Preliminary Round: 11-17 January
Main Round: 18-23 January
President’s Cup (for teams who failed to reach the main round): 18-25 January
Quarter-finals: 25 January
Semi-finals: 27 January
Fifth to eighth place playoffs: 27 and 29 January
Third place match and Final: 29 January
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