Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2016 - Iran recovered well to overcome Cuba 3-0 but still have to face Russia in their final Pool B match.
Egypt have only managed to beat Iran once in their last six matches in major competitions and that was back in the 2010 FIVB World Championship. Their most recent meeting was in the 2015 FIVB World Cup in Tokyo when Iran won 3-0.
Egypt have four of the Top 10 servers in the competition while libero Ahmed Abdelaal is ranked seventh in the Best Diggers chart.
Iran’s Shahram Mahmoudi is the 10th best scorer in the competition with Mohammad Mousavi 12th. Egypt’s top scorer is Ahmed Abdelhay at No. 28.