Turkey clinch a berth to second round undefeated


Ahmed Omar of Egypt faces Turkish double block

Tijuana, Mexico, September 13, 2015 - Turkey clinched a berth to the next round at FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship and even got the honors to finish the first phase as one of the most consistent teams.

Actions on Sunday began with the Turkish victory over Egypt (30-28, 25-15, 25-18).

Yasin Aydin commanded the actions for Turkey by totalizing 16 points, while Osman Cagatay Durmaz closed with 8. Saad Ahmed scored 11 for Egypt, while Mohamed Seliman finished with 6.

Egypt also showed a resilient attitude in the third set and were down by one point despite the absense of their captain and setter Ashraf Ellakany, who has been injuried since Saturday.

Egypt and Turkey played a very tight start on the first set with sensational digs by Ahmed Saleh en the Egyptian side. Turkey, that aspired to finish on top of Pool A, opened by putting pressure on their rivals.

They even had a 5-1 advantage at the beginning of the match. However the guys coached by Grzegorz Rys were able to get closer and even reached the end of first set with a 21-20 score.

Mohamed Noureldin, the Egyptian libero failed to control a ball and gave some chances to Turkey to tie 23-23. Egypt even had a chance for a set point. On the other side of the net, the Turkish squad also struggled three times. However they finished with a 30-28 score in their favor.


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