Egypt and Tunisia qualify for World Championship in Turkey
Tunis, Tunisia, March 6, 2013 - Egypt have secured their third victory in three matches with a win against Morocco 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-15) on the fourth day of the 2013 Men's Junior African Nations Championship held at the Sidi Boussaid hall in Tunis. In doing so they have won their ticket to the FIVB Men's U21 World Championship taking place in Turkey later this year.
Egypt celebrate their semi-final qualification at the men's Junior African Nations Championship|
Egypt led Pool B with 9 points (from 3-0) ahead of Morocco (6 points from 2-1). The Egyptians and the Tunisians have become the first teams to secure semi-final spots.
Libya secured the second victory in the same pool over South Africa 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-16) to compete for the second spot of the pool in the semi-final.
In pool A Algeria swept Congo Brazzaville 3-0 (25-19, 25-9, 29-27) in a match that ended in a thrilling finish. Rwanda proved their consistency with a straight sets victory (25-19, 25-10, 25-15) over Sierra Leone to stay in competition for a semi-final spot.
By the end of the fourth day, one day before the end of the preliminary round,
Tunisia lead the pool with 9 points from a win loss ratio of 3-0 ahead of both Algeria and Rwanda (6 points from 2-1). Congo Brazzaville came fourth with 3 points from 1-2 and Sierra Leone is placed at the bottom of the pool with zero points from 4 matches.
Pool B is led by Egypt (9 points from 3-0), ahead of Morocco (6 points from 2-1). Libya is placed third (5 points from 2-1) the RD Congo fourth (4 points from 1-2) while South Africa is fifth (zero points from 0-4)
The fifth and last day of the preliminary round will feature 4 matches where Rwanda plays Algeria for a spot in the semi-final in Pool A, which also features Congo Brazzaville against Tunisia. Pool B shows a strong match between Egypt and Libya, while Morocco faces RD Congo.
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