Sweden fight to repeat history in Egypt 2021, Denmark bid for domination

Hosts Egypt will close the door behind the successful World Championship when Sweden face Denmark at Cairo Stadium Sports Hall on Sunday as the two teams will fight for their own target.

The 27th Men’s Handball World Championship is being hosted on the Pharaohs lands from 13 to 31 January, with 32 teams participating - a record number of teams - despite the COVID-19 pandemic, while adhering to the precautionary measures against the virus.

The title holders, Denmark are bidding to achieve their second ever World Championship trophy while Sweden will fight to claim their 5th title.

Sweden, who made 25 appearances in the World Championship, claimed the prestigious title four times in 1954, 1958, 1990 and 1999.

The Bengan Boys achieved their last title in 1999 in the same lands as Egypt were the hosts of that edition so they will fight to repeat the history by reaching the far point of the podium.

Meanwhile, Denmark, who made 24 appearances in the World Championship, are bidding on their brilliant squad that claimed the gold medal in the 2016 Olympic Games before winning the World Championship title in 2019.

The Swedish team hope Egypt could be their good luck omen to repeat the history on the Pharaohs lands but they will face a tough mission against Denmark who reached the final game with full mark.

Sweden have booked their place in Egypt 2021 final after claiming a big 32:26 victory over in the semifinals on Friday, while Denmark enjoyed a narrow 35:33 win over Spain.

Check the two sides road to Egypt 2021 final here