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Egypt faces Poland in the U-23 Volleyball World Cup

Wed, Aug. 23, 2017
CAIRO – 23 August 2017: The Egyptian U-23 Volleyball team is set to play against Poland on August 23 in the U-23 Volleyball World Cup that is held in Egypt.

The Pharaohs are set to look for their third victory in the tournament after beating Japan and Mexico and losing to Cuba and Brazil.

August 23 is expected to see 6 tough matches where Brazil faces Japan, Argentina against China, Cuba versus Mexico, Russia faces Iran, Turkey against Argentina, and Egypt versus Poland.
Egypt plays in Group A alongside Cuba, Mexico, Poland, Japan and Brazil, while the other Arab nation in the tournament, Algeria, plays in Group B alongside China, Iran, Argentina, Turkey and the reigning champion, Russia.

Egyptian coach Marcos Miranda’s chosen squad for the tournament is made up of: Ahmed Saber ‘Fatouta’, Ahmed al-Ashry, Hisham Yusry, Omar Saleh, Mohamed Ramadan, Mohamed Mohsen, Ahmed Osama, Abdul Rahman Saudi, Abu al-Said al-Sayed, Ahmed Diaa, Saad Mohsen and Ahmad Galal.

Egypt has participated in the competition since its creation in 2013. The team participated in the two former editions in Brazil and UAE, achieving 9th place in both editions.

Brazil won the first competition in 2013, beating Serbia in the final, while Russia won the second edition, beating Turkey in the final.

Cairo is hosting the third edition of the FIVB U-23 Volleyball World Cup from August 18-25, 2017 in Cairo Stadium halls complex 1 and 2.

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