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Egypt loses to Spain in FIBA World Cup

Egypt was overwhelmed by the Spaniards as the team struggled in the first quarter

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Hosts Spain overwhelmed Egypt beating the North-African team with 91-54 during the second day of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The loss came after the North African country entered the tournament for the first time in 20 years.

Egypt was overwhelmed by the Spaniards as the team struggled in the first quarter, the Bleacher Report commented, a sports news website.

The Egyptian team later changed its approach as Ibrahim el-Gammal “began to catch fire” towards the end of the first half elevating the score to what the sports news website described as a “respectable 16-14.”

El-Gammal's perfomance made the second half competitive, as he finished with 16 points, four rebounds and three assists, the Bleacher Report added.

Spanish Pau Gasol, who also plays for the Chicago Bulls, scored 12 points against the Egyptian team.

Egypt lost 85-64 to Serbia in their opening Group A match on Saturday.

Haytham Kamal, the Egyptian team’s best player, according to Ahram Online, scored eight points and made two assists. Other main players who played well against Serbia were Ibrahim El-Gammal and Mostafa El Mekawi.

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