Massimo Colaci of Italy celebrates a point in their win over Egypt ©Getty Images

Italy recovered from a disappointing start to defeat African champions Egypt and make it three wins out of three at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Men's World Cup in Japan today.

Egypt, who had lost their opening two matches in five sets in Hiroshima, took the first against the Italians 25-20 and then made them sweat in a tight second.

However, Italy kept their nerve to level the contest with a 26-24 win and they then took the two remaining sets, 25-22, 25-13.

A 24-point haul from Ivan Zaytsev was key for the Italians while Matteo Piano put pressure on the Egyptians at the net with four blocks.

Elsewhere in Hiroshima, the United States also have a 100 per cent record as they racked up their third win against Canada at the Green Arena.

The United States celebrate a point on their way to beating Canada
The United States team huddles on their way to beating Canada ©Getty Images

The Americans were too strong for their near neighbours, coming through 25-21, 25-20, 25-17.

Third-placed Poland are the only other side yet to taste defeat as they ended Argentina's perfect start to the tournament with a win inside four sets in Hamamatsu.

The first two sets were shared, with Poland taking the first 25-18 before Argentina levelled with a 25-19 success in the second.

It was a tight remainder to the contest but Poland edged it, seeing out the game 25-21, 27-25.

Elsewhere, Australia, Tunisia and Venezuela are all looking for their first victories along with Egypt.

The Australians were beaten by hosts Japan in Hiroshima, with the home crowd witnessing a 25-17, 25-21, 25-27, 25-18 win for their team.

In Hamamatsu, Tunisia went down in straight sets to Russia, 25-17, 25-16, 29-27, and Venezuela similarly drew a blank against Iran, losing 25-20, 25-17, 25-15.

The tournament heads into a rest day tomorrow but will return on Saturday when the United States will face Italy in a top of the table clash in Hiroshima.

Also on the schedule are games between Australia and Egypt and Japan and Canada, while in Hamamatsu, Poland will play Iran, Tunisia play Venezuela and Argentina meet Russia.

The top two teams at the end of the round robin will qualify for the Rio Olympics next summer.

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