Round of sixteen of the 2017 Men's World Team Championship starts at noon. In Salle Vallier venue, Egypt will face Finland. Follow the action on this page.
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Egypt - finland
#2 : Ali Farag 3-0 Jami Äijänen (11-5, 11-9, 11-6) 25min
First match and first easy victory for Ali Farag. His opponent was no match for his skills. Jami Aijanen, 20 years old, did all he could but managed to stay on the court for only 25 min.
« I'm happy to win and give a good start to my team» - Ali Farag
#1 : Karim Abdel Gawad 3-1 Miko Äijänen (6-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9) - 41min
Another match, another scenario. The Finland's Miko Aijanen, World n°151, managed to stole a game to the Egyptian #1. Gawad comes back in the second game and ties the games. Aijanen was leading 8-4 in the third but Gawad cameback and concluded. Egypt's player finally won 3-1 !
"I enjoy the atmosphere in the team competitions. It's my first timein the World Team Championship. I hope will bring the title home." Karim Abdel Gawad
#3 : Marwan Elshorbagy 2-0 Matias Tuomi 11-6, 11-3 - 16min
Last match and a clear victory for Marwan El Shorbagy in two games.
Photo galleries (Nathalie Goossens / Philippe Rochais)