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Elsafy stands out in Egypt’s straight-set win over Brazil

 
Riffa, Bahrain, August 26, 2017 – Youssef Hamdy Awad (Elsafy) had an outstanding performance for Egypt in their 3-0 (33-31, 25-15, 25-19) win against Brazil in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship at the Isa City Sports Hall on Saturday.

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Egypt dominated on offence with Elsafy tallying 25 points built on 20 attacks, three blocks and two aces; and Abdelrahman Elshossiny Eissa and Moyassar Magdi Abouraian adding 16 and 14 points, respectively. Victor Aleksander Almeida Cardoso was the lone double-digit scorer from Brazil with 15 points.

Both teams started on equal footing, with the opening set getting extended until Egypt ended it at 33-31. Egypt kept their strong pace and edged Brazil especially in the service category, where they fired a total of seven aces that disrupted the Brazilian defence in the second set. Elsafy led an attack spree that made it difficult for the Brazilians to recover in the third set.

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