Egypt upset Tunisia for Rio Olympic Games' ticket

14 January 2016

2016 Men's African Olympic Qualifiers- Final  

 

 Brazzaville, Congo, January 12, 2016- Egypt men's volleyball team claimed their fourth Olympic Games ticket in their history following their exciting victory against rivals Tunisia 3-2 ((25-19, 20-25, 25-18, 19-25, 16-14) in the Men's African Olympic qualification tournament final at Elende Hall in Brazzaville, Congo on Tuesday.

 

 This is the fourth qualification for Egypt to the finals of Olympic Games after Los Angeles 1984, Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008 against 6 previous qualifications for Tunisia in 1972 (Munich), 1984 (Los Angeles), 1988 (Seoul), 1996 (Atlanta), 2004 (Athens), 2012 (London).

 

 Algeria claimed the third position after they topped Cameroon 3-2 (18-25, 26-24, 25-13, 18-25, 15-13) in epic encounter to keep their dreams alive for an Olympic ticket with the second ranked Tunisia through the World Olympic Qualifiers.

 

 The final was a great battle lasting 133 minutes of thrills from both sides. After Egypt led 25-19, Tunisia survived back with the activity of the opposite Hichem Kaabi to win the second set 25-20 and draw 1-1. Egyptian super star Ahmed Salah came back with his left handed spikes to lead Egypt to win the third set 25-18, before Tunisia rebounded for the second time to win the fourth set 25-19. The tiebreak continued the exciting action as it went point by point till the draw 14-14 when Egypt settled the tough face off 16-14 to clinch the Olympic ticket.

 

Final Ranking

1. Egypt

2. Tunisia

3. Algeria

4. Cameroon

5. Congo Brazzaville

6. Congo RD

7. Nigeria

 

Results

Final and 3rd place

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

13

12-Jan

CMR-ALG

2-3

25-18

24-26

13-25

25-18

13-15

100-102

2:35

350

14

12-Jan

EGY-TUN

3-2

25-19

20-25

25-18

19-25

16-14

105-101

2:26

350

 

Semifinal

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

11

11-Jan

EGY-CMR

3-0

25-22

25-17

25-19

 

 

75-58

1:22

250

12

11-Jan

ALG-TUN

2-3

26-24

22-25

25-15

26-28

13-15

112-107

 2:13

500 

 

5 and 6 places

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

10

11-Jan

CGO-COD

0-3

22-25

24-26

18-25

 

 

64-76

1:24

300

 

Pool A

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

2

07-Jan

TUN-CGO

3-0

25-22

25-17

25-21

 

 

75-60

1:25

500

5

08-Jan

EGY-CGO

3-1

25-16

25-15

25-27

25-16

 

100-74

1:52

600

9

09-Jan

EGY-TUN

3-0

25-22

25-20

25-20

 

 

75-62

2:24

200

 

Pool B

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

07-Jan

CMR-COD

3-0

25-21

25-18

25-22

 

 

75-61

1:31

200

3

07-Jan

ALG-NGR

3-0

25-14

25-21

25-16

 

 

75-51

1:19

200

4

08-Jan

COD-NGR

3-1

21-25

26-24

28-26

25-14

 

100-89

2:00

200

6

08-Jan

CMR-ALG

0-3

17-25

13-25

16-25

 

 

46-75

1:14

100

7

09-Jan

ALG-COD

3-0

25-17

25-18

25-11

 

 

75-46

1:11

100

8

09-Jan

NGR-CMR

0-3

18-25

20-25

20-25

 

 

58-75

1:15

150

 

Pool Standings

Pool A

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

EGY

EGYPT

6

2

2

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

6

1

6.000

175

136

1.287

2

TUN

TUNISIA

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

3

3

1.000

137

135

1.015

3

CGO

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

6

0.167

134

175

0.766

 

Pool B

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

ALG

ALGERIE

9

3

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

MAX

225

143

1.573

2

CMR

CAMEROUN

6

3

2

1

2

 

 

 

 

1

6

3

2.000

196

194

1.010

3

COD

R.D.CONGO

3

3

1

2

 

1

 

 

 

2

3

7

0.429

207

239

0.866

4

NGR

NIGERIA

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

1

2

1

9

0.111

198

250

0.792