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Japan defeat Egypt for first victory at World Cup 3:1

by WoV
source: fivb.org

Japan could finally celebrate its first win after seeing off Egypt in four sets Fukuoka, Japan, November 27, 2011 - Japan downed Egypt in four sets (27-29, 25-17, 25-23, 25-12) on the first day of third-round action in the 2011 FIVB Men's World Cup at Marine Messe on Sunday.

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Japan could finally celebrate its first win after seeing off Egypt in four sets

The victory gave the home team a much needed lift after a frustrating first two rounds.

Japan was winless at 0-5 coming into the match, while Egypt stood a 1-4.

Kunihiro Shimizu and Yusuke Ishijima were the key components in the win for Japan. Shimizu was named the most impressive player of the match.

Ahmed Abdelhay was sublime in defeat for Egypt. After losing a tough first set, Japan dug deep and found the will to prevail with excellent teamwork.

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