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.
Egypt team doctor Mohamed Abouleila has confirmed that midfielders Abdalla El-Said and Mostafa Fathi are unlikely to be fit in time for the Pharaohs’ crunch World Cup qualifier against Congo on Sunday.
Egypt manager Héctor Cúper has stressed that his team is only focused on Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Congo and nothing else.
Congo has named a 31-man squad to face Egypt in next month’s crunch World Cup qualifier in Alexandria.
Egypt manager Héctor Cúper has added 10 locally-based players to his list foreign-based 15, rounding out the Pharaohs’ full squad to face Congo in World Cup qualifying.
Egypt has won its bid to host the 2019 U23 Africa Cup of Nations, African football’s governing body
announced on Saturday.
Uganda has named a 35-man provisional squad for their crunch 2018 World Cup qualifier against Ghana next month.