Egypt - FIFA World Cup Team Preview

Egypt, Group A Team Preview – FIFA World Cup 2018

Egypt’s dominance of African football has long been at odds with the country’s dire underachivement at the World Cup. But now they head to Russia with the chance of putting right decades of crushing disappointment..

EGYPT FIFA Ranking : 46

Coach : Hector Cuper

Key Players : Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah, the forward has enjoyed a stellar season for Liverpool, scoring 44 goals in 51 appearances. He is leading to comparisons with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He also scored 5 of his country’s eight goals in the final round of qualifiers.. Behind him Egypt have a mixture of youth and experience.

Goalkeeper and Captain Essam El Hadary will become the oldest player to play at a World Cup at the age of 45. While West Bromwich Albion centre-back  Ahmed Hegazi has a strong partnership with Rami Rabia in central defence..

Previous Tournaments :

Egypt have appeared in two World Cups, in 1934 & 1990 and have never won a match in the tournament. The Pharaohs became the first African nation to qualify for a World Cup in 1934, but were beaten 4-2 by Hungary in their only game. They finished bottom of their group at the 1990 tournament with two draws and a defeat..

Prospects :

Egypt are drawn in Group A with Uruguay, Russia and Saudi Arabia. Uruguay are favourites to top the group, but Egypt could finish second. If so, Egypt will play a strong team from Group B.. Egypt are ranked 46th in the world, above Russia and Saudi Arabia, and should finish second in Group A behind Uruguay but will probably face title contenders Spain or Portugal in the last 16..

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