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Egypt look for revenge over Russia

Russia overcame Egypt on home soil two weeks ago and the African champions will be looking for revenge over last year's FIVB World League bronze medalists
Cairo, Egypt, June 23, 2010 - After three weeks in Europe and the USA, Egypt return home to prepare for their last three weeks  of the 2010 FIVB World League Intercontinental Round, beginning with Russia this weekend in Cairo.

Russia currently top Pool c  with a 6-0 record  and 17 points  while  Egypt sit in fourth place  with a 1-5 win-loss record and just three points.
The Italian coach  of the Egyptian team, Intonio Jacobbe, needs to get maximum  points  from all home matches to compensate for the five losses and improve their situation in the group. If the side can move up to third place it will guarantee the African champions a spot in the competition next season.

"I will  be glad  to finally  get back to Egypt,” Egyptian captain Saleh Fathy said. “We are tired  , but when we play we forget about that.”
Egypt believe they have  a good opportunity on home soil to achieve their first win over  Russia, the two teams met in the second weekend as Russia won both matches 3-1 and 3-2, with the African side leaving with just one point. Russian coach Danial Bangoli  will not want his players to lose any points if they want to reach the Final Round in Cordoba, Argentina so the next two matches will be very tough.

Ahmed Salah leads the Egyptian  scoring and is the third best scorer in the tournament with 101 points after the three weekends while setter Abdalla Ahmed is the second best server with an average of 0.50 per set.


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