What they said: Chile v DR Congo

Chile coach Mateo Garralda sent special thanks for the organising committee of Egypt 2021 for the superb show they achieved while hosting the 27th IHF Men’s World Championship.

Chile defeated DR Congo 35:30 in their final appearance in the 27th IHF Men’s Handball World Championship - Egypt 2021, to snatch the 27th place in the tournament’s ranking at New Capital Sports Hall, Cairo, on Wednesday.

“I want to thank the Egyptian government and the organising committee of the World Championship for their effort during the tournament as we were satisfied in the brilliant New Capital Sports Hall,” Garralda told the post game’s press conference.

“We played a tough game as we started the game in a poor performance but we succeeded to make a comeback and snatch the victory in our final show in the tournament,” the Chile coach added.

Meanwhile, Chile captain Arian Delgado agreed with his coach, confirming they started the game in a poor show but they managed to overcome their opponents by the end of the showdown.

“We did more mistakes in the first period but we succeeded to achieve the victory in the second period,” Delgado said.

“I am happy with my participation in the World Championship. Our main target now is to take part in the Olympic Games as well as achieving an advanced place,” the Chile skipper added.

On the other hand, DR Congo coach Francis Tuzolana has expressed his pleasure with making their first ever appearance in the World Championship, confirming his team put on a superb show despite finishing the tournament in the 28th place.

DR Congo captain Olivier Botetsi confirmed it was a difficult game against Chile.

“The game against Chile was difficult as we started the game a poor shape so it was difficult to make a comeback in the second period,” Botetsi told a press conference.

“We are satisfied with our first appearance in the World Championship as we aim now to improve our performance,” the DR Congo star concluded.