By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Algeria put up a fight against 2017 champions, France in a nail-biting encounter, but fell to a 3-point deficit on Wednesday at the IHF Men’s World Championship in Egypt.
Algeria led a couple of times in the game, but France continuously pegged them back and eventually won the tie.
After a 5:1 lead earlier in the game, France came back strongly to draw level at 9:9 seconds later. This spurred the French lead of 16:14 till the end of the first phase of the game.
The second phase was an end to end situation as Algeria restored parity at 20:20 leading the tie briefly.
France led again, but it was for a while as Algerian nine-metre missile, dispatched by Zohir Naim put the two teams level again (26:26).
Fabregas helps the European nation to a two-goal lead, but the French-based Abdi Ayoub’s blocked shot and Naim’s nine-metre that was saved meant the game ended with suspense.
Algeria’s dream of a qualification to the quarter final is all but over after the loss.
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