Qatar beat Germany in last minute goal shock

Qatar's pivot Bassel Alrayes (L), Qatar’s left wing Murad Abdulrazzaq (2ndL), Qatar's left wing Hassan Mabrouk (R) and teammates celebrate after Qatar defeated Germany in the 25th IHF Men's World Championship 2017 eighth final handball match (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP)

Qatar have rocked the sporting world by beating Germany 22-20 in the world handball championships in the last-16 stage on Sunday.

Qatar stole victory with barely two minutes of the match left to go. The Gulf team’s victory marked the first time for the European team to miss the quarterfinals in three years. Germany had previously made it through the group stages with relative ease, before Sunday’s defeat.

Raffael Capote was the star of the match for Qatar, who were the 2015 runners up, after scoring nine goals, including the last goal that clinched the match. Sunday’s victory for Qatar was in deep contrast to the Rio Olympics where they were easily beaten by their German rivals. Qatar take on Slovenia.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50