Egypt will begin their title defence tomorrow ©WSF

Top seeds Egypt will aim to defend their Men's World Team Squash Championship title, when the competition begins tomorrow in Washington.

The World Squash Federation (WSF) event is taking place in the United States for the first time in its 52-year history.

Competition is at Squash On Fire, a new state-of-the-art eight-court facility.

Egypt are the clear favourites to win the competition, with their squad containing world number one Ali Farag.

Karim Abdel Gawad and Tarek Momen, the world numbers three and four, respectively, highlight the squad's strength in depth.

Mohamed Abouelghar completes the Egyptian line-up, as they aim for a fifth title.

The pre-tournament expectation is that Egypt will face England in the final for the fourth consecutive edition of the competition.

England won the biennial event in 2015, while Egypt triumphed back in 2013.

England will be represented by James Willstrop, celebrating a record eighth successive appearance at the event.

The second seeds' squad also features Adrian Waller, Daryl Selby and Declan James.

France head into the competition as third favourites, with Germany rounding out the top four seeds.

Teams have been drawn into six pools, with Egypt in a group with Switzerland and Canada.

England compete in a four-team group with Wales, Colombia and Nigeria.

Hosts United States will hope to spring a surprise in their pool, with the 13th seeds set to face France, Malaysia and South Korea.

Germany are favourites to win their pool ahead of Scotland, Ireland and Singapore, while New Zealand head a group containing Spain, Argentina and South Africa.

Hong Kong, Australia, Jamaica and Kuwait complete the pool phase line-ups.

Group matches run until Wednesday (December 18), with the knockout stage until December 21.