Egypt beat Iran to challenge Japan for 2010 World League

CAIRO, Sept. 6 (MNA) -- Egypt volleyball team clinched their second victory over Iran in the first round of 2010 FIVB World League qualification tournament at Cairo Stadium complex on Saturday. Egypt also won the first match 3-0 on Friday.

Egypt will challenge the 15th ranked team in the 2009 edition, Japan, on September 18 and 19 for a slot in the 2010 World League.
 
In the second match the Egyptian duo of Ahmed Salah and the setter Abdalla Abdelsalam were the stars,AVC wrote.

Egypt led all the way in the first set to win 25-18. But Iran took advantage of frequent service mistakes made by the host team at the beginning of the second set to stay near until Egypt used their centers Abdelatif Othman and Rashad El Desoky to come ahead 8-6. Then Egypt gave no more chances to their rivals. Egypt deployed their impermeable block against the Iranian attacks from all the net positions to continue leading till they won the set 25-17.
 
Egypt head coach Antonio Jacobi made some substitutions in the third set to give a chance to some bench players, but it still stayed the better side and led all through to win the set 25-23 and the match 3-0.
 
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