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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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