FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Calm reigns after a tough start for Egypt


The Egyptian team closed successfuly in the last two sets in the match against Algeria.


Jetlag was a big issue on first match after struggling against Korea, however his team had enough time to rest and excecuted a game plan that succeeded against their North African rivals.

Ellakany Mohamed, coach of Egypt: "We played more relaxed in comparison with the match against Korea and also kept pressure Algeria’s receivers." 

Sidi Mohammed Ghomari, coach of Algeria: “We had a good first set but failed in our reception and Egypt was very efficient with the service, also played with a good balance in attack and defense.”

Salem Walid Ait, captain of Algeria: “We were very efficient on the first set, but after that we lost concentration.”

Ahmed Saleh, captain of Egypt: “The first set was difficult for us. I want to congratulate Algeria for a good match, despite they didn’t have luck played very well.”


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