Press release

Egyptians feel at home in Almirante Brown


Crazy support of boys and girls in Almirante Brown for the delighted Egyptians

Almirante Brown, Argentina, August 24, 2011 - When Egypt scored the last point of the 3-1 victory over Puerto Rico, the Polideportivo Municipal Hall roared as if it was located in Africa. The Egyptian team, which has been playing here through the whole first round, is one of the favourites of the crowd, so much that when the game ended, the players celebrated with the people that supported them on the game.

After shaking hands with the Puerto Rican team, the Egyptians jumped over the fences and started to celebrate with the people. All of them went out of the court, signing autographs and taking photos with the ecstatic crowd.

"It was my idea. The people love them", were the words of Aly Elsirgany, team manager of Egypt. "They communicate with the spectators during the game, waving and saluting them, and people like it", he added.

"In the end we do a little celebration, because we are very funny", explained the manager. After each victory, the players gather in the center of the court and a staff member drops the ball over them. They all fall into the floor as if the Mikasa were a bomb, for the delight of their fans.

Elsirgany travelled a lot with National Teams, but for the Egyptians and for himself "there are no people like the Argentineans. They are very warm".

Even all the people enjoyed with them at the end, the girls were the happiest. "They are very handsome and took photos with us", said Carla, one of the fans after the captain, Mohamed Marawan, sat with her and all the team in the tribune.

Written by Diego Vain, junior student of journalism at DeporTEA and FIVB Young Writer at FIVB Volleyball Boys' Youth World Championship Argentina 2011


Download highresolution

| More

More press releases

   
02.09.2011 16:26:14
Boys' Youth world champs welcomed over 85,000 fans

Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2, 2011 - The 2011 FIVB Boys' Youth World Championship in Argentina from August 19 to 28 was not only a great succe... More...

29.08.2011 07:31:28
Serbia clinch second successive Boys' Youth World Championship title

Bahia Blanca, Argentina, August 29, 2011 – Serbia remained as title holders of the FIVB Boys' Youth World Championship by prevailing in a thrilling fi... More...

29.08.2011 05:12:30
"Both teams deserved to be in Bahía Blanca", assured Brazil's Percy Oncken

Press Conference for the game Brazil against Iran... More...

29.08.2011 04:46:55
Cuba claim bronze medal in one-sided victory

29.08.2011 04:46:20
It was a battle between the two best teams

29.08.2011 04:43:45
Brazil emerge as the best team in Almirante Brown venue after a true battle against Iran

29.08.2011 04:11:23
Serbia retain crown in five-set thirller

29.08.2011 04:11:23
Serbia retain crown in five-set thirller

29.08.2011 01:55:40
"Everyone did their job", says USA captain West

29.08.2011 01:53:27
Diego Mendez and his particular transmissions

29.08.2011 01:49:13
USA finish in the 11th spot over Egypt

29.08.2011 01:04:15
Cuba captain is happy but not satisfied

29.08.2011 00:03:26
The volunteers are the other key players

28.08.2011 20:46:47
For Russia's Manerov, "both teams tried their best"

28.08.2011 20:22:52
Russia wrap up tournament in the 13th place over Korea

28.08.2011 20:07:24
Muraco says Argentina play as a team

28.08.2011 19:59:09
Argentina down Bulgaria for fifth place at Boys' Youth World Championship

28.08.2011 19:16:42
Medal matches and award ceremony on “Stream TV”

28.08.2011 18:38:54
Casamiquela is synonymous to volleyball in Argentina

28.08.2011 17:41:48
Both Puerto Rico and Tunisia happy about the experience gained

28.08.2011 17:24:56
Perfect timing for Puerto Rico as they nail first win to finish 15th

28.08.2011 17:09:34
Greece leave with the best of two faces

28.08.2011 16:52:25
Greece beats China for seventh place

28.08.2011 13:01:12
The zero hour has finally arrived in Argentina

28.08.2011 05:58:32
Serbia and Spain are the only candidates for the gold

28.08.2011 04:56:38
Pourya Fayazi: "Egypt did a mess with us"

28.08.2011 03:58:33
Serbia confirms its real chances of repeating

28.08.2011 03:37:04
Serbia to defend the gold medal in final match

28.08.2011 03:34:03
Iran overwhelms Egypt and is one step away from 9th place

28.08.2011 02:42:38
Miguel Mendez in love with volleyball courts

28.08.2011 01:44:26
Spaniards are elated with the ticket to the final

28.08.2011 01:33:23
Villena powers Spain to gold medal match

28.08.2011 01:28:31
Brazil played with passion, says Oncken

28.08.2011 01:01:47
Brazil edges USA and will play for 9th place in Almirante Brown

27.08.2011 22:22:21
Puerto Rico's Brian Negron, the earliest star in the World Champs

27.08.2011 20:55:49
Ramón Lawrence: "I saw a different team today"

27.08.2011 20:35:11
Bulgaria looking to repeat victory over Argentina

27.08.2011 20:13:00
Korea advances to 13th place final passing by Puerto Rico

27.08.2011 19:59:19
Bulgaria to play Argentina for fifth place

27.08.2011 18:44:27
Goal of Argentina is now the best position possible

27.08.2011 17:57:33
Youngest referee is on the house

27.08.2011 17:39:47
Argentina defeats Greece to play for fifth place

27.08.2011 17:28:13
"If we had lost, we could have ended up last", says Vladimir Kondra

27.08.2011 17:06:49
Russia regains the smile by beating Tunisia in four sets

27.08.2011 12:49:10
Two very exciting days left in Argentina

27.08.2011 06:11:24
Semifinals are set for Boy’s Youth summit battle

27.08.2011 04:46:32
Cuban players show amazing physical shape

27.08.2011 04:29:27
Lazaro Fundora sends Cuba to the semifinals

27.08.2011 03:48:03
Vladimir Kondra from Russia: "I can't believe how bad we played"

27.08.2011 03:28:42
Iran increases its winning streak with a hard punch on Russia

27.08.2011 01:57:19
Chinese celebrate points with traditional circular dance

27.08.2011 01:45:25
"It was impossible for us to stop their attacks" admited USA's Ken Shibuya

27.08.2011 01:34:00
Serbia rested some of the key players

27.08.2011 01:24:34
Korea breaks the curse and earns first win in a new five-setter against USA

27.08.2011 01:23:22
Defending champions Serbia top Pool E

26.08.2011 21:04:54
Colombia is also there at Boys' Youth World Championship in Argentina

26.08.2011 20:32:50
Winning the pool was always the goal for Spain

26.08.2011 20:15:53
Brazil and Egypt hope to meet again

26.08.2011 20:06:27
Golden hair for a gold medal

26.08.2011 20:01:01
Spain wins Pool F with straight-set victory over Greece

26.08.2011 19:27:41
Brazil sweeps Egypt to finish Pool G in top shape

26.08.2011 18:08:50
France team is like a family, Leprovost says

26.08.2011 17:26:37
France makes the semis with incredible comeback win

26.08.2011 17:08:09
"We have to grow up" stated Puerto Rico's coach Ramón Lawrence

26.08.2011 16:46:35
Tunisia achieves first win storming past Puerto Rico

26.08.2011 12:45:58
Tense battle for two spots in Bahia Blanca on Friday

26.08.2011 05:45:50
Serbia and Spain with guaranteed tickets to final-four round

26.08.2011 04:49:50
Argentina with sights on the finals

26.08.2011 04:48:37
Ken Shibuya of the US: "It was definitely our best match"

26.08.2011 04:37:36
Argentina scores important victory to stay alive

26.08.2011 04:23:55
USA wins a five sets thriller against Russia

26.08.2011 01:31:09
“We deserved the pass to the semifinals,” – Serbia’s Djuricic

26.08.2011 01:24:19
"We were not concentrated" says Korean Myung-Geun Song

26.08.2011 01:17:15
Serbia secures the pass to the semifinals

26.08.2011 01:16:24
Iran downs Korea in four sets to take another step towards ninth place

25.08.2011 22:30:14
The two towers of the Boys' Youth World Championship

25.08.2011 21:09:49
Eissawy from Egypt: "Since we got here, we are playing better"

25.08.2011 20:25:14
African clash goes for Egypt after a four sets battle against Tunisia

25.08.2011 20:14:41
Bulgaria to play a crucial match against France

25.08.2011 19:43:02
Bulgaria outlasts Greece with 3-0 victory in Pool F

25.08.2011 18:06:05
Fans in Bahia Blanca enjoyed match France-Spain

25.08.2011 17:38:24
Spain takes positive step towards medal round

25.08.2011 16:58:07
Brazil is still looking for their confidence

25.08.2011 16:44:17
Comfortable win for Brazil in straight sets over Puerto Rico

25.08.2011 15:20:38
Dominican Ramirez is a veteran of the Boys' Youth Champs

25.08.2011 12:37:13
Exciting matches in crucial second day at Bahia Blanca

25.08.2011 05:47:08
Spain and France are the big winners in day one of second round

25.08.2011 05:03:51
Two great teams and only one big winner

25.08.2011 04:41:18
Serbia prevails in a duel with hosts Argentina

25.08.2011 04:27:52
Russia's Vladimir Manerov says "the last set showed our best"

25.08.2011 04:12:51
Russia comes out triumphant from a five sets battle against Korea

25.08.2011 01:48:49
Cuba wins by a nose in the race against China

25.08.2011 01:39:46
Pourya Fayazi: "Our goal now is to play better and better"

25.08.2011 01:37:24
Cuba edge China to continue winning five-setters

25.08.2011 01:33:26
Iran smiles in its premiere in Almirante Brown with a 3-1 victory over USA

24.08.2011 20:47:38
Good serves of France lead to better blocking

24.08.2011 20:36:25
Falafala leads France in victory over Greece

24.08.2011 20:33:13
"This gives us confidence for what's next" says Egypt's Captain Marawan Mohamed

24.08.2011 20:21:44
Egypt bounces back to keep rolling over Puerto Rico

24.08.2011 17:44:03
The blocking and defense were keys for Spain