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Volleyball: Egypt suffers seventh defeat as Tunisia secures first win at World Cup

Egypt remains in tenth place in the tournament, ahead of Tunisia and Australia who lie in the bottom of the 12-place ranking table

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 13 Oct 2019
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Egypt were dealt their seventh consecutive defeat at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup in Japan on Sunday, losing 3-1 to Tunisia who secured their first victory in the prestigious tournament.

The Egyptian team lost the first set 25-23, won the second set 25-14, before losing the third and fourth sets 25-17 and 25-18 respectively.

Egypt remains in tenth place on 8 points, ahead of Tunisia and Australia who lie in the bottom of the 12-place ranking table. Brazil leads the table with 26 points.

The Pharaohs' next game will be against Argentina on Monday at 10am Cairo local time (GMT+2).

Egypt won their first two matches against Australia and Iran, before losing seven straight.

The World Cup comprises 12 teams: Japan, Egypt, Italy, Russia, Poland, Iran, Australia, Tunisia, USA, Canada, Brazil and Argentina.

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