Egypt lose 3-0 to Canada in Men’s Volleyball World Championship
Having lost their opener 3-0 to Brazil, a good result against Canada became all the more important for Egypt. Canada were coming off the back of a convincing 3-0 win against the Netherlands, although Egypt perhaps took some solace from the fact that they are ranked much higher than the Dutch.
The first set was a close affair, finishing just 27-25 to Canada which was a smaller deficit for Egypt than in any of the three sets against Brazil. Once again, the second set was only separated by two points at 30-28 to Canada.
Due to the somewhat unlucky nature of the narrow losses in the first two sets, Egypt may have felt demoralised and it started to show as they capitulated by their standards to lose the third set 25-19, as Canada won 3-0 in sets but just 82-72 in total points, which may be a better reflection of Egypt’s performance than the sets.
Nicolas Hoag and Gordon Perrin were the standouts for a strong Canada side who are looking like one of the early favourites to win the whole thing.
Egypt will now have their work cut out to progress as the next game is against France who are seeded in 9th place.
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