We came here to surprise the field – Shehata


Egypt came up with a surprise win against USA in four sets in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship

Riffa, Bahrain, August 22, 2017 – Egypt coach Nehad Shehata said that his team came to surprise the field of teams in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship.

Egypt coach Nehad Shehata: My players played perfectly today. They are growing from match to match. They are making progress from day to day. We came here to show a great level and surprise the field to be able to reach the quarterfinals.

Egypt captain George Bakhit: This was really a better day for us. We beat USA and we hope to Cuba in the next stage. We hope to be in the top eight. All our players made an effort today and we hope to put in some more.

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USA coach Sam Shweisky: This is obviously not the result that we wanted but I think the positive thing here is that we had participation from many different guys on the team. We tried to fight hard. We will now look at the video and try to improve and keep our fighting spirit. Egypt are a very good team and they played very well. It’s unfortunate that we lost but we now have to move forward and continue doing our best.

USA captain Joel Schneidmiller: All these teams that we faced so far were a test, but from now on, we know that every team is going to be good. So we need to be prepared.


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