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USA beat Egypt in five-set thriller

Despite a number of errors, USA eventually managed to put away a dogged Egyptian side
Cairo, Egypt, July 2, 2010 - Olympic  champions USA were pushed close by Egypt in Cairo on Friday evening as they fought back from a set down to win 3-2 (22-25, 31-29, 17-25, 25-21, 15-12) in their  first  clash on the  Egyptian soil in the fifth weekend of the 2010 FIVB World League.

The victory improved United States‘s record win loss to 6-3 while Egypt fell to a 1-8 record.

Egypt were eager to recover from a pair of defeats to Russia last week and began the first set in a strong position. A good block saw the hosts take the lead and their improved reception helped them take an early lead with a set victory.

Both teams committed serving and defensive errors in the second set with neither looking to take control. However the Americans eventually dug deep to draw the scores level.

The third set saw both sides make several mistakes once again before the USA eventually gained momentum and pulled ahead to come within one set of victory following Richard Lambourne's spike.

Egypt came back thanks to a powerful attacking display to take the match to a tie-break.

However, despite the Egyptians' passion USA used their experience to see out the match and keep the pressure on Russia in Pool C.

Egypt and USA will meet again on Saturday at 5pm GMT.

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