2018 FIFA World Cup- Egypt Profile

Reuters

 

Egypt are heading to their first World Cup in 28 years, after sealing their place in Russia with a last-gasp penalty from captain Mohammed Salah. This is only the Pharaohs third visit to the World Cup and will be hoping of reaching the knockout stages for the first time in their history.  

Trivia

  • Egypt's last two World Cup appearances came in Italy in the 1990 & 1934 editions of the tournament. 

  • Egypt became the second team from Africa to qualify for Russia 2018, winning group E with a game to spare.

  • Winger Abdulrahman Fawzi's two goals in the 1934 tournament make him Egypt's leading scorer in a World Cup.

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  EGYPT TEAM PROFILE

  • Formation- 1921

  • President- Hany Abo Rida

  • Website-http://www.efa.com.eg

  • FIFA Ranking- 31

  • World Cup Appearances- 2

 

How did they qualify? 

Egypt topped Group E of African qualification. Sealing their place in Russia 2018 with a game to spare. 

 

Coach 

Héctor Cúper has managed the Pharaohs since March 2015, guiding them to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final, and qualification to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. The veteran tactician has managed some of Europe's biggest clubs in Valencia & Inter Milan. His experience will be crucial if Egypt is to progress. 

Star Man

Mohamed Salah

Egypt will be relying on captain Mohamed Salah to fire them to glory. The attacker has enjoyed a fine debut season with Liverpool. Salah scored in every qualification game on route to the World Cup. Pharaohs fans will be hoping for more of the same from the number 10 in Russia, although an injury in the Champions League final against Real Madrid could hamper the wingers form for the first game at least. 

Preparation (2018 matches)

  1. Egypt 1 Portugal 2

  2. Egypt 0 Greece 1

  3. Kuwait 1 Egypt 1

  4. Egypt 0 Columbia 0

  5. Belgium 3 Egypt 0

World Cup History

 

Surprisingly Egypt has only has made two appearances in the World Cup. Both came in Italy during the 1934 & 1990 editions of the tournament. 

Group stage schedule

 

6/15 Egypt Vs Uruguay

 15:00 pm

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6/19 Russia Vs Egypt

21:00 pm

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 6/25 Saudi Arabia Vs Egypt

 17:00 pm

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Squad list

 

Goalkeepers: Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly).

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf (all Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al Fateh), Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC).

Midfielders: Tarek Hamed, (Zamalek), Shikabala (Zamalek), Abdallah Said (Al Ahli), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Mahmoud Kahraba (Al Ittihad), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos Athens).

Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).

 

 


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