Egypt are entering their sixth FIVB Volleyball World League campaign. After returning and finishing 14th in 2010, Egypt waited five years before rejoining the premier annual men’s tournament in 2015. They finished top of Group 3 and earned promotion to Group 2 for this year’s edition, under the guidance of Italian coach Angiolino Frigoni. From 2006 to 2008, Egypt also finished joint-13th each year.
At No.17 in the world, Egypt are the highest-ranked African country. They ended joint-21st at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Poland, after taking two points in five set matches against Bulgaria and Mexico. Their highest finish in seven previous attempts was joint-13th place in Italy four years earlier.
Winners of the last five African Championships (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013), and seven overall, other recent results for Egypt include a 12th-place finish at the 2011 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup and joint-11th at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Egypt qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by winning the African Olympic Qualification Tournament.