In today's semifinal, Egypt had to struggle to prevail against their Algerian rivals, 26-24. One of the deciding factors was an unusually large number of successful fastbreaks. By contrast, Tunisia had a very easy time against the much less experienced opponents from the Dem. Rep. of Congo, with a final result of 37-22. This means that Algeria, just like on the women's side, will need to win tomorrow's bronze game to qualify for the World Championship. However, judging from today's results, they must be seen as heavy favorites to ensure a 'North African triple'. Angola beat Morocco 30-24 in the 5th place game.