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Volleyball: Egypt begin the 2019 World Cup with a victory over Australia

Mahmoud Sheleib, Tuesday 1 Oct 2019
Egyptian Volleyball team
Egyptian Volleyball team (FIVB official website)
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The Egyptian volleyball team opened their path in the 2019 Volleyball World Cup held in Japan with a 3-1 victory over Australia earlier on Tuesday.

The game was not easy for the Pharaohs, who won the first set (25-22) but then the Australians managed to win the second set (21-25) before the Egyptians’ return to dominate the game and win two more sets (25-23, 25-18).

 

Egypt will be facing Iran in their next game on Wednesday at 4am Cairo local time (GMT+2).

The Volleyball World Cup includes 12 teams (Japan, Egypt, Poland, Iran, Australia, Tunisia, USA, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina).

There will be 30 matches in the first round, which takes place over five match days. Teams are divided into two pools of six teams. In the second and third rounds, teams play three other teams they had not previously played over three match days in each round and 36 matches in total.

Each team must play 11 matches in a span of 16 days, according to the official website of the International Volleyball Federation.

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