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Tunisia overcome Mexico to set a new North African clash for 13th


Tunisia players celebrate victory over Mexico in the Men's U21 World Championship in Turkey

 Izmir, Turkey, August 31, 2013 – Tunisia came back twice from one set behind to clinch a thrilling 3-2 (23-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-15, 21-19) victory over Mexico in 2 hours of exciting volleyball in the classification for 13 to 16th positions at FIVB Men's U21 World Championship at Ataturk Hall in Izmir, Turkey on Saturday.

 Now Tunisia qualified to play for 13 and 14th position against Egypt in a classic North African clash, while China relegated to play for 15 and 16 positions against China.

 Substitute opposite Montasar Ben Brahem led the Tunisian scorers with 21 points followed by outside hitter Malek Chekir who scored 14. Mexican Roberto Rincon contributed 26 points for his team as his side and match best scorer.

 Mexico started the match with a disciplined line up and well organized defence so they led form the start with few points until Tunisia flared up at the end trying to save the set but Mexico clinched the set 25-23.

 Tunisia came back in the second set with their reception improved and succeeded to win the set 25-23 before again Mexico used their big gum Roberto Rincon to send his strong hits to the Tunisian side to lead again 2-1.

 With another modified squad Tunisia came back aggressively to win the widest point deficit 25-15 to tie the score and extend the match to tiebreak. Mexico led in the tiebreak several times till 8-6 at the court turn before the tie continued until Tunisia clinched the set 21-19 to win the thriller 3-2.

 

 

 

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