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Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Players shake hands before the start of the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Italy and Egypt at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016, for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP)
Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Egypt's Doaa Elghobashy (L) and Nada Meawad celebrate after winning a point during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Italy and Egypt at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016, for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP)
Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Italy's Laura Giombini (L) and Italy's Marta Menegatti celebrate after winning a point during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Italy and Egypt at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016, for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP)
Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Doaa Elghobashy (EGY) of Egypt reacts. (REUTERS)
Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Egypt's Nada Meawad dives for a dig during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Italy and Egypt at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016, for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP)
Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Players prepare to compete in the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Italy and Egypt at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016, for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP)
Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Doaa Elghobashy (EGY) of Egypt reacts. (REUTERS)
Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Doaa Elghobashy (EGY) of Egypt and Laura Giombini (ITA) of Italy compete. (REUTERS)
Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Doaa Elghobashy (EGY) of Egypt and Nada Meawad (EGY) of Egypt celebrate. (REUTERS)
Egypt's beach Volleyball
Doaa Elghobashy (EGY) of Egypt and Nada Meawad (EGY) of Egypt react. (REUTERS)
Egypt's beach Volleyball
Doaa Elghobashy (EGY) of Egypt and Nada Meawad (EGY) of Egypt react. (REUTERS)
Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Egypt's Doaa Elghobashy (L) and Italy's Laura Giombini prepare to jump for the ball during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Italy and Egypt at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016, for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP)
Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Italy's Laura Giombini, right, celebrates a point next to Egypt's Nada Meawad during a women's beach volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP)
Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Egypt's Doaa Elghobashy, right, celebrates a point against Italy with teammate Nada Meawad during a women's beach volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP)
Egypt's beach Volleyball team
Italy's Laura Giombini, right, hits over Egypt's Nada Meawad during a women's beach volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP)
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Egyptian Beach Volleyball players Doaa El-Ghobashi and Nada Moawad lost their second pool D game at the Rio 2016 Olympics against Italy's Marta Menegatti and Laura Giombini  2-0 (21-10, 21-13) on Tuesday.

They lost their opening game Sunday to Germany's Ludwig and Walkenhorst, and will end the group stage on 11 August against Canada's Broder and Valjas.

Regulations say the top two teams from each of the six groups will advance directly to knock-out matches along with the top two third-placed teams. The final four third-placed teams will play off for the last two berths.

The African champions gained attention with their unorthodox outfits – one veiled and the other wearing leggings and long sleeves.

Read more about the team's road to Rio here

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