Portugal look to avenge last week's defeat to Egypt


Lausanne, Switzerland, June 16, 2017 - Egypt host Portugal Saturday in Cairo in what is the two teams' second encounter in FIVB World League history, after the African side emerged victorious in five sets last week.

• Last weekend's match between Egypt and Portugal was their first encounter in the World League.
• Egypt triumphed in five sets, 19-17 in the deciding set.
• Lourenco Martins was Portugal's top scorer in this match - 19 points. For Egypt, Ahmed Shafik and Mohamed Masoud each scored 15 points.
• For Egypt, this snapped a losing streak of seven encounters with opponents from Europe in the World League.

• Egypt have won only one of their last 10 World League matches, the 3-2 victory against Portugal on 10 June 2017.
• Egypt have suffered five straight-set defeats in those 10 matches.
• Of Egypt's seven 2017 World League matches, four have been decided in straight sets (L4) and the other three in five sets (W1-L2).
• Egypt won the opening set in all three of those five-setters in this year's World League.

• Portugal have won two of their seven 2017 World League matches, 3-2 against Japan and 3-1 versus Finland.
• Portugal could win consecutive World League fixtures for the first time since a run of three in a row in June 2014.
• Portugal could equal their total number of wins in last year's World League (3).
• The Ferreira brothers Alexandre (98) and Marco (70) are Portugal's leading scorers in Group 2.


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