The Egyptian national team successfully defended their title . After 1999 and 2009, Egypt won the team world championship for the third time, having first won the group phase and then clearly against Germany and the United States in the final round. In the semifinals against France, the decision was not made until the third game, when Mohamed Elshorbagy just got the upper hand against Mathieu Castagnet . In the final, Egypt met the top seeded Englishmen , who had previously defeated Hong Kong, Italy and Australia in the final round. Ramy Ashour defeated Englishman Nick Matthew 11: 7, 11: 9 and 14:12 in the first game , before Peter Barker equalized against Hisham Mohd Ashour with 11: 6, 11: 9 and 11: 7 . Karim Darwish secured Egypt another title win with a 11: 5, 13:11, 9:11 and 11: 4 against James Willstrop .
The participating teams were drawn into eight groups according to their placement, the group size varied between three and four teams. Within the groups, the game was played in round robin mode ; the two best-placed teams reached the final round, which was played in the knockout system . At the tournament all places were played out.
All teams consisted of a minimum of three and a maximum of five players who had to be reported in the order of their skill level. Three individual games were played per encounter. A team won if its players could win two of the individual games. The order in which the individual games were played was independent of the order in which the players entered.
The Italian team finished the tournament in 6th place after a 1: 2 defeat against Malaysia. During the tournament, however , the Italian Stéphane Galifi tested positive for cannabis in a doping test. Galifi, who had been banned for the same reason in 2005, was banned again from the World Squash Federation for two years. According to the rules, Italy was subsequently disqualified from the World Cup and put back in last place.