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Egypt inaugurate U-23 volleyball world championship with win over Japan


The Egyptian national team was off to a good start in the opener after their tough victory over with five sets to three.

The U-23 volleyball world championship is being held in , with 12 participating teams which were drawn into two pools. First pool includes the hosts , Brazil, Cuba, Japan, Mexico and Poland, while second pool consist of Algeria, Argentina, China, Iran, Russia and Turkey.

Egypt led the first and second set with 15-10 and 15-13 respectively. Japan brought themselves back into the game after winning the third set 12-15, but Egypt once again restored their two set lead by clinching the fourth set with 15-8. The Blue Samurai won two successive sets by 9-15 and 13-15 to level the match, before Egypt finished the game in their favour by winning the fifth and final set by 15-10.

Egypt are set to face Cuba in their second game of the world championship on Saturday.

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