Egypt men's volleyball wave Olympics goodbye after 3rd defeat

Ahram Online , Saturday 13 Aug 2016

Egypt's Ahmed Abdelhay (L) spikes the ball as Iran's Farhad Ghaemi (C) and Iran's Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi try to stop during the men's qualifying volleyball match between Iran and Egypt at the Maracanazinho stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP)

Egypt's men's volleyball team have exited the Rio Olympics after Argentina prevailed 3-0 against Cuba in the preliminary group stage on Saturday.

With Egypt already losing to Iran 3-0 earlier in the day, Argentina have secured their place in the quarter finals alongside Russia, Poland and Iran.

The first two sets were an end-to-end affair which eventually saw Iran narrowly overcome the Pharaohs with 28-26 and 25-22 wins respectively, unlike the last set where the Asians recorded a comfortable 25-16 victory.

With four teams qualifying for the next stage from the preliminary group stage, Egypt are currently fifth of Pool B on three points following losses to Poland, Russia, Iran and a single win over Cuba.

The Egyptians still have a game remaining against Argentina, their final group game.

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