Overview

Team profile

Egypt

Egypt are entering in their fifth Olympic Games. Egypt withdrew from the Olympic Games in 1976, but appeared at Los Angeles 1984, where they got their highest finish at 10th place. Their next two appearances at Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008 resulted to equal-11th place finishes. In this edition, they qualified through the African Continental Qualification Tournament at Brazzaville, where they defeated rivals Tunisia in thrilling five sets in the final. At the continental level, Egypt are winners of the last six African Championships. The African powerhouse hosted the 2015 edition in Cairo, and bested again Tunisia in the final.

Egypt have participated in the World League six times. Egypt waited five years since 2010 before they could rejoin the premier annual men’s tournament in 2015. They finished on top of Group 3 and earned promotion to Group 2 in the 2016 edition which is taking place currently where Egypt Ranked 6th on a 12-teams group after playing 6 matches for each team, under the guidance of Italian coach Angiolino Frigoni. Their best returns came in the three editions from 2006 to 2008, when they finished joint-13th on each occasion. At No.17, they are the highest-ranked African country in the World League. Egypt ended joint-21st at the 2014 World Championship in Poland, after taking two points in five-set matches against Bulgaria and Mexico. Their highest finish in seven previous attempts was joint-13th place in Italy four years earlier.

Coach

Sherif Elshemrely

Sherif Elshemrely

FIVB Instructor and Egyptian men’s national team coach Sherif Hamdy El Shemerly was at the forefront of the FIVB initiative with the UNOSDP on the Youth Leadership Camp, which is designed to encourage the use of sport to promote grassroots social development and poor and marginalised communities around the world. El Shemerly facilitated the sessions to help equip youth leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to initiate grassroots programmes and how to stay involved with volleyball even when there is lack of infrastructure. El Shemerly’s extensive experience will help the Egyptian men’s national team after an immense coaching transition over the years. El Shemerly will be able to apply a more methodical approach with his new crop of players and allow his veteran players to adapt to the new system.

  • Team Manager Fouad Shoukry
  • Assistant coach Nehad Shehata
  • Second Assistant Coach Agustin Federico

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Argentina
5 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 12 12 4 3.000 394 335 1.176
2
Poland
5 4 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 12 14 5 2.800 447 389 1.149
3
Russia
5 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 11 13 6 2.166 432 367 1.177
4
Iran
5 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 7 8 9 0.888 389 392 0.992
5
Egypt
5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 12 0.250 286 362 0.790
6
Cuba
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 15 0.066 300 403 0.744

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