Why Walid Soliman hasn’t gotten his call-up | November 14, 2018 - Aguirre's system eliminates the need for a playmaker, allowing two pressing wing-forwards to hug inside while the wing-backs advance to take their place. At least one central midfielder than veers forward in support. This results in no less than six, often seven players aiding in attack.
Egypt 6-0 Niger | Player Ratings | September 8, 2018 - Egypt got back on course to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Saturday with the type of stellar attacking display that fans have been craving. Namely, a 6-0 thrashing of Niger at the Stad El Geish in Alexandria.
A Spanish inquisition: Who are Egypt’s new assistant coaches? | September 6, 2018 - Newly-signed Egypt manager Javier Aguirre has hired a bevy of Spaniards to help navigate the Pharaohs' next four years.
An ode to the legend: Top 10 Essam El-Hadary moments | August 7, 2018 - It had to happen sometime. The man, the myth, the legend Essam El-Hadary finally whistled full-time on his international football career this week at the age of 45.
Egypt FA split on new manager | July 22, 2018 - Egyptian Football Association officials are split on who to hire as the Pharaohs' new manager.
ROUNDUP: The search for Egypt’s new manager | July 5, 2018 - The search for Egypt's new manager is in full-swing, but just how close are the Pharaohs to finding Héctor Cúper's successor?
Projected Egypt line-up for 2018 World Cup | June 5, 2018 - Though Egypt has one World Cup warm-up left to play, Wednesday vs. Belgium, we already have a pretty good idea of how they'll lineup for their first FIFA World Cup finals appearance in 28 years, baring any further injuries or unforeseen events.
Egypt’s World Cup squad – forecasting the final 23 | June 3, 2018 - We're just hours from finding out which 23 players will be traveling to Russia as part of Egypt's first World Cup squad since 1990.
Portugal vs. Egypt: 10 Observations | March 24, 2018 - Those upset over the way Egypt lost to World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal charges may not be seeing the full picture; the benefits of Friday's hotly anticipated friendly.
Full Africa World Cup qualifying scenarios | October 13, 2017 - After three years of blood, sweat, and tears, 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Africa is coming down to the final hurdle. Who's in? Who's still alive? What exactly do they have to do to get to Russia? We break it all down.
It finally happened | October 9, 2017 - From withdrawals due to war, to erroneous off-side calls, to empty-net misses, to 'Groups of Death', to shots off the woodwork and untimely rule changes, we look back on the miserable misfortune of past World Cup qualifying campaigns and at how it finally went Egypt's way.
Exploring replacements for Ali Gabr | August 23, 2017 - With the news that Ali Gabr is injured and ruled out of Egypt's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Uganda, the Pharaohs must now turn to their bench for a replacement.
The Pros and Cons of AFCON Reformation | July 24, 2017 - Last week African football governing body CAF announced two major alterations to its showpiece event, the Africa Cup of Nations. The changes were met with widespread consternation among African football purists, but with applause from some others
Defense is the Cure to Egypt’s World Cup Ills | October 1, 2016 - The phrase “defense wins championships” is a popular one in North America. It’s meant to apply to team sports in general, and no where does it ring truer than in the world of football.
The stench of corruption: FIFA’s “special” ranking | June 10, 2016 - “Fishy,” a term often used to evoke suspicion, isn’t strong enough to describe the tenor surrounding FIFA’s oddly-timed decision to issue an extraordinary “special” ranking to decide top seeds for forthcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Africa.
On the Defensive: Analyzing Cúper’s Egypt | April 3, 2016 - It’s been a little over a year since Héctor Cúper took over as manager of Egypt’s national team. In that span, his charges have played 12 matches, six of which were for official competitions; ample time to get an idea of how the 60-year-old Argentine is attempting to mold the Pharaohs in his image.