Egypt has only appeared FIFA World Cup twice back in 1934 and 1990. The official FIFA ranking for Egypt is 31. Egypt became the Second team from Africa to book their place in FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. The history of FIFA World Cup for Egypt shows that they haven’t made it to knockout rounds. Abdulrahman Fawzi is only the player from Egypt who has scored two goals in FIFA World Cup that made him only the scorer from Africa for decades. The rising star Mohamed Salah plays for Egypt in Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 the speedy Liverpool star has scored more than 70% of the goals during a qualifier for FIFA World Cup 2018.The two appearances of Egypt was only when FIFA World Cup was hosted by Italy.
World Cup Qualifier Africa
All the 53 members of the association will take part in the competition which goes for three rounds and at the end of the third round, we will have 5 African countries to book their seat on FIFA World Cup 2018.For the first round 26 lower FIFA Coca-cola ranking teams are divided into two groups and the 13 winners of this round will compete with the13 highest ranking teams from Africa and rest of the 14 teams will join these teams on round two and the 20 winners from round two advances to third round where five groups of four teams each will compete and the leader of each group qualifies for the World Cup.
Egypt was leading group E till the last round of the qualifier. They won 4 games with one draw and one loss. Egypt was defeated against Uganda on the third round of the qualifier with the final score of 1-0.the goal from Mohamad Salah in the 94th minute of the game made Egypt’s road to Russia.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A
The Fixtures for Uruguay in Group Stage are:
- Egypt – Uruguay (Friday, 15 June)
- Russia – Egypt (Wednesday, 20 June)
- Saudi Arabia – Egypt (Monday, 25 June)
Players to watch:
M.Abdel Shafy M.Salah Mahmoud
Coach: HÉCTOR CÚPER
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