Only one of the teams could advance from the intermediate round in Sweden's group and the Slovenes needed to win, while a cross was enough for Egypt.

The final result 25-25 means that Egypt is ready for the World Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Stomach disease is raging in several teams in Cairo and Slovenia came into play without Stas Skube and Dragan Gajic, while big midfielder Blaz Blagotinsek had to throw in the towel when he started vomiting on the warm-up, according to Danish TV2.