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Abdel Gawad remains only Pharaoh to head into Tournament of Champions’ final

Karim Abdel Gawad was the only Egyptian who qualified for the men’s final match at the 2017 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, after he defeated England’s James Willstrop in the semifinals by 3-0 (11-6/11-8/11-6). The championship held its semifinals on 18 January, in which three Egyptians participated: Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Karim Abdel Gawad, and Nour El-Sherbini, …

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Slow start for Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt faced off against Mali on Tuesday at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which is taking place in Gabon. The match was the first for both teams and ended 0-0. Egypt and Mali are in group D, along with Uganda and Ghana. Egypt’s next match will take place on 21 January, against Uganda, while …

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4 Egyptian women qualify for squash J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions’ quarterfinals

After the second round ended, four Egyptian female squash champions—Nour El-Sherbini, Nouran Gohar, Omneya Abdel Kawy, and Raneem El-Welily—made it to the 2017 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions’ quarterfinals. The four Egyptian champions were the ones who represented Egypt at the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championships celebrated in December. They made Egypt proud by …

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4 Egyptian squash players reach J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2017 quarterfinals

Four Egyptians qualified to the quarterfinals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York, United States, which concluded its second round. The second round started on 14 January and ended on 15 January. In this round, Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shorbagy defeated Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly with a score of 3-0 (11-4/11-6/11-6). Although South Africa’s Stephen …

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Egypt loses to Denmark in IHF World Men’s Handball Championship 2017  

Egypt lost to Denmark on Saturday at the IHF World Men’s Handball Championship 2017, ending the match with 35-28 in favour of the Danish team. The result was not surprising as the Danish national handball men’s team is a formidable team. Denmark recently won gold at the men’s handball competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics, …

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El-Gouna to host PSA Women’s World Squash Championship 

El-Gouna will be host to the PSA Women’s World Squash Championship in April. The women’s world championship comes as the event organiser, Amr Mansi, plans to host a new squash competition in El-Gouna for women in the near future. El-Gouna is home to the El-Gouna Squash Open, an annual tournament for men, and one of …

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Slovenia seeks economic relations with Egypt, condemns church attack: ambassador 

Relations between Egypt and Slovenia have been on a steady path in the last year. On 5 December, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor. The visit was considered the first of the Slovenian president to Egypt. The Egypt-Slovenia Business Forum was held on 6 December, where three Egyptian companies signed cooperation …

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FIFA increases number of football teams to 48 in 2026 World Cup 

In the past years, it was common that 32 football teams participate in the FIFA World Cup, which will also happen in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. However, the president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, previously suggested increasing the number …

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Egypt participates in 2017 IHF World Men’s Handball Championship

The Egyptian national team will take part in the 2017 IHF World Men’s Handball Championship which will start on Wednesday. Egypt is in Group D, so it will play against Qatar on 13 January; Denmark on 14 January; Bahrain on 16 January; Argentina on 18 January; and Sweden on 20 January. Egypt had already participated in a …

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