|May 27th, 2013|
|3||Round Robin||6:30pm||RUS - EGY||3 - 0 (2 - 0)||Final||x 2 x 2|
After a colorful opening ceremony, Day 1 ended with the encounter between the Russian hosts and Egypt. Despite putting up a passionate fight, the Egyptians were outnumbered, and could not do much but limit the damage as penalty corner ace Dmitry Azarov led his team to victory with a set piece triple.
Two goals before halftime set the tone, and a latecomer minutes before the end of the match completed the trio of goals that keeps the hometeam in the running for the elusive tickets to next month's Hockey World League Semi-Finals.