affected by Covid-19, Cape Verde forfeits in turn

The Handball World Cup which starts Wednesday in Egypt promises to be undecided in all respects until the final on January 31
The Handball World Cup which starts Wednesday in Egypt promises to be undecided in all respects until the final on January 31 Thomas SAMSON AFP/Archives

Cape Verde leaves the 2021 Men’s Handball World Championship in Egypt prematurely. After the Czech Republic and the United States, forfeit before the kick-off of the tournament due to cases of Covid-19 contamination in their workforce, the Cape Verdean selection is withdrawing this Monday, January 18. Arrived in Cairo with 11 players, Cape Verde, beaten by Hungary on Friday January 15 in what was the very first match in its history in the competition (34-27, group A), has only 9 able-bodied men. . Two internationals have tested positive for the new coronavirus. However, according to the rules of the International Handball Federation (IHF), each selection must have at least 10 players to remain in contention. Cape Verde had already lost by forfeit Sunday, January 17 (10-0) against Germany. Uruguay, which was to face the Blue Sharks on Tuesday, will also win on the green carpet with the same score. Germany, Hungary and Uruguay will therefore play the main round.

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