England to play Egypt in World Team Squash Championship final

James Willstrop

England and Egypt will contest the men's World Team Squash Championship title in France on Saturday.

Second seeds England beat France 2-0 after defending champions Egypt came from behind to beat Australia 2-1.

Nick Matthew saw off Gregory Gaultier 5-11 11-9 9-11 11-5 12-10 in a two-hour match that finished around 0200 BST.

James Willstrop, who then won to put England through, said: "It was one of the finest matches you'll ever see, for athleticism and skilfulness."

He added: "The French pushed us all the way. It's such a big win, to beat the French but we need to prepare ourselves for the final."

Omar Mosaad and Tarek Momen sent Egypt through after Karim Darwish lost the opening match.

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