Egypt thrill fans with a 4-0 win over Japan for 5th place


Egypt celebrate the victory against Japan and the fifth position

Cairo, Egypt, August 25, 2017- Egypt claimed the fifth position at the 2017 Men's U23 World Championship after they powered past Japan 4-0 (15-9, 15-8, 15-11, 15-12) in the ranking match at Cairo Stadium Complex in Cairo, Egypt on Friday. 

This is the second best Egyptian finish in their history at the World Championships after the fourth place finish in the Boys' U19 World Championship in 2001. 

All matches in Cairo are played under a new scoring system currently being tested: a best-of-seven, 15-point set format.

Hisham Ewais concluded as usual as the top match scorer contributing 13 points for the winners, while Jin Tsuzuki and Kenta Takanashi led the losers with 5 points each. 

Egypt started the match with a lot of pressure through their spike serve which couldn't be controlled by Japanese receivers. Egypt used a combination of attacks through opposite Hisham Ewais and middle blocker Abdelrahman Seoudy to lead 15-9 and 15-8 in the first two sets. 

Japan started to improve their defence in the third set and so they came nearer after the successful hits of Kenta Takanashi and Jin Tsuzuki, but finally Egypt won the set 15-11.

The fourth set saw a better performance by the Egyptians as they won it 15-12.

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