Egypt dismantled by Belgium in final World Cup tune-up

Egypt vs. Portugal

Egypt completed its preparation for next week’s FIFA World Cup in disturbing fashion, losing 3-0 away to Belgium.

Despite the Pharaohs creating some chances of their own, Belgium were in control throughout Wednesday’s friendly, netting goals from Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, and Marouane Fellaini.

Egypt didn’t get a shot on target until the second half, as Kasimpasa winger Mahmoud Trezeguet injected some much-needed energy and creativity after coming on as a substitute.

Egypt looked marginally more attack-minded and enterprising than in their scoreless draw with Colombia last Friday, but couldn’t muster a goal in either contest.

Up next for manager Hector Cuper’s charges is the real deal, a June 15 date with Uruguay to open their 2018 World Cup campaign.

Egypt is winless since qualifying for the World Cup last October, and has won just two of its last 10 matches.

The team has scored just one goal in their last four games.

The Pharaohs will now return to Cairo, from which they’ll head to Russia on June 10.

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