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Handball: Algeria’s competitors in the Olympic qualifying tournament

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The first national handball team got to know its competitors in the qualifying session for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

Algeria will participate as runner-up in the African Cup of Nations, after reaching the final of the 26th edition of the continental competition, in which it was defeated by the defending champion, the Egyptian team, with a score of 29-21.

The victory allowed the Pharaohs team to obtain the only visa from the African continent, which directly qualifies for the Paris Olympics.

While Algeria will be accompanied by the Tunisian team in the playoff scheduled to be held between 14 and 17 next March.

The credit for the African continent obtaining two additional seats goes to the Egyptian team, which achieved excellent results in the Handball World Cup hosted by Poland and Sweden last year, where it came in seventh place.

The fourth European to join the Algeria group

The quorum of qualifying teams for the qualifying round for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics has been completed, with the European Handball Championship reached. Germany 2024 Its closing scene, Sunday.

The French team avenged its defeat in the final of the previous World Championship, beating its Danish counterpart 33-31 after resorting to extra time and achieving the fourth continental title in its history.

For its part, the Swedish team decided the confrontation for third and fourth place in its favor, after defeating the host, the German team, in the fifth World Championship in 2023, with a score of 34-31, thus marking its direct qualification for the Paris 2024 tournament.

This result will force Germany to pass through the playoffs to join the second group, which includes the teams of Algeria, Croatia and Austria.

The regulations of the World Handball Federation stipulate that the winner and runner-up from each group qualify for the final round of the Olympics.

The identity of the countries that will host the three group competitions in the same competition has not yet been determined.

It is noteworthy that the first group witnesses the presence of a third Arab team, which is the Bahraini team, runner-up in the Asian qualifiers for the Paris Olympics.

Bahrain will compete with Spain, Slovenia and Brazil.

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