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Egypt
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Nickname(s) The Pharaohs
(Egyptian Arabic: الفراعنة El Fara'ena)
Association Egyptian Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Flag of Mexico Javier Aguirre
Asst coach Osama Nabih
Captain Essam El-Hadary
Most caps Ahmed Hassan (184)
Top scorer Hossam Hassan (69)
Ground Cairo International Stadium
Borg El Arab Stadium
FIFA code EGY
FIFA ranking 45 Increase 1 (7 June 2018)
Highest FIFA ranking 9 (July–September 2010, December 2010)
Lowest FIFA ranking 75 (March 2013)
Elo ranking 56 Decrease 2 (19 June 2018)
Highest Elo ranking 11 (August 2010)
Lowest Elo ranking 62 (9 March 1986, 12 June 1997)
First international  Italy 2–0 Egypt 
(Ghent, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
Biggest win  Egypt 15–0 Laos 
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 15 November 1963)
Biggest defeat  Italy 11–3 Egypt 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 10 June 1928)
World Cup appearances 3 (First in 1934)
Best result Group stage, 1934 and 1990
Africa Cup of Nations appearances 23 (First in 1957)
Best result Champions, 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, and 2010
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The Egypt national football team (al-Muntakhab al-Miṣrīy al-Waṭanīy li-Kurat al-Qadam, literally "The Egyptian National Selection for Football"), nicknamed "The Pharaohs", represents Egypt in international association football and is governed by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), the governing body for football in Egypt. The team plays its home games at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, and their current head coach is Héctor Cúper.

Egypt is the most successful national team in Africa, having won the Africa Cup of Nations on a record seven occasions: the inaugural edition in 1957 and on home soil in 1959, as well as the 1986 edition, Burkina Faso in 1998, 2006, Ghana in 2008 and Angola in 2010 edition. Egypt has also been as high as ninth in the FIFA World Rankings, making the team one of only three African national teams to enter the world's top ten. Despite their continental record, Egypt has so far made only two appearances in the World Cup (in 1934 and 1990), failing to win a game on both occasions. The Egypt national team was the first African and Middle Eastern team to qualify to the World Cup.

History

2018 FIFA World Cup

On 8 October 2017, Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup after a 2–1 win over Congo. The two goals were scored by Mohamed Salah with the second one in a dramatic last minute penalty.

Main article: 2018 FIFA World Cup Group A

Egypt was placed in Group A with the hosts Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia. It is notable that this World Cup will be the first in which Egypt plays against a non-European team. The first match against Uruguay was without Egypt's key player, Mohamed Salah. The lack of pace made Egypt struggled to get a single goal, and at the last minutes Uruguay's José Giménez scored a goal, which ended in a defeat for Egypt. Despite joined by Salah, Egypt was still losing in the second game against Russia. This means an elimination for the Egyptians.


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Uruguay (A) 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Advance to knockout phase
 Russia (A) 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
 Saudi Arabia (E) 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
 Egypt (E) 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0

Results and fixtures

Matches played in last 12 months, as well as any future scheduled matches.

2017

Non-official friendly 5 June Egypt  1–0  Libya Cairo, Egypt  
Abdel Hakim Goal 65' Report Stadium: Petro Sport Stadium
Attendance: 100
Referee: Mahmoud El Banna (Egypt)
2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qual. 11 June Tunisia  1–0  Egypt Radès, Tunisia  
23:00 (UTC+1) Khenissi Goal 48' Report Stadium: Stade Olympique de Radès
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Bouchaïb El Ahrach (Morocco)
2018 African Nations Championship qualification 12 August Egypt  1–1  Morocco Alexandria, Egypt  
19:00 UTC+2 El Sheikh Goal 4' (pen.) Report Banoun Goal 52' Stadium: Alexandria Stadium
Referee: Mohamed Ragab Omar (Libya)
2018 African Nations Championship qualification 18 August Morocco  3–1
(4–2 agg.)
 Egypt Rabat, Morocco  
20:00 UTC+1 El Yamiq Goal 51'
Makran Goal 54'
Boulahroud Goal 70' (pen.)
Report Semmoumy Goal 86' (o.g.) Stadium: Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
Referee: Sadok Selmi (Tunisia)
2018 FIFA World Cup Qual. 31 August Uganda  1–0  Egypt Kampala, Uganda  
16:00 (UTC+3) Okwi Goal 51' Report Stadium: Mandela National Stadium
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Ali Lemghaifry (Mauritania)
2018 FIFA World Cup Qual. 5 September Egypt  1–0  Uganda Alexandria, Egypt  
20:00 (UTC+2) M. Salah Goal 6' Report Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Victor Gomes (South Africa)
2018 FIFA World Cup Qual. 8 October Egypt  2–1  Congo Alexandria, Egypt  
19:00 (UTC+2) M. Salah Goal 63'90+5' (pen.) Report Bouka Moutou Goal 88' Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium
Attendance: 86,000
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
2018 FIFA World Cup Qual. 12 November Ghana  1–1  Egypt Cape Coast, Ghana  
15:30 (UTC±0) Gyasi Goal 64' Report Shikabala Goal 61' Stadium: Cape Coast Sports Stadium
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)

2018

Friendly 23 March Portugal  2–1  Egypt Zürich, Switzerland  
20:45 (UTC+1) Ronaldo Goal 90+2'90+4' Report M. Salah Goal 56' Stadium: Letzigrund
Attendance: 19,869
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (Italy)
Friendly 27 March Egypt  0–1  Greece Zürich, Switzerland  
19:00 (UTC+1) Report Karelis Goal 29' Stadium: Letzigrund
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (Switzerland)
Friendly 25 May Kuwait  1–1  Egypt Kuwait City, Kuwait  
22:00 (UTC+3) Al Ansari Goal 6' Report Ashraf Goal 81' Stadium: Jaber Al Ahmad International Stadium
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
Friendly 1 June Egypt  0–0  Colombia Bergamo, Italy  
21:15 (UTC+2) Report Stadium: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia
Attendance: 3,883
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (Italy)
Friendly 6 June Belgium  3–0  Egypt Brussels, Belgium  
20:45 (UTC+2) R. Lukaku Goal 27'
E. Hazard Goal 38'
Fellaini Goal 90+2'
Report Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
2018 FIFA World Cup 15 June Egypt  0–1  Uruguay Yekaterinburg, Russia  
17:00 (UTC+5) Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Giménez Goal 90' Stadium: Ekaterinburg Arena
Attendance: 20,015
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
2018 FIFA World Cup 19 June Russia  1–3  Egypt Saint Petersburg, Russia  
21:00 (UTC+3) Fathy Goal 47' (o.g.)
Cheryshev Goal 59'
Dzyuba Goal 62'
Report (FIFA)
Report (BBC)
Salah Goal 73' (pen.) Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
Attendance: 64,468
Referee: Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)
2018 FIFA World Cup 25 June Saudi Arabia  v  Egypt Volgograd, Russia  
17:00 (UTC+3) Stadium: Volgograd Arena
2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qual. 7 September Egypt  v  Niger Egypt  
2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qual. 10 October Egypt  v  Eswatini Egypt  
2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qual. 13 October Eswatini  v  Egypt Swaziland  
2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qual. 16 November Egypt  v  Tunisia Egypt  

2019

2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qual. 22 March Niger  v  Egypt Niger  

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.
Caps and goals as of 19 June 2018 consequent to the match against Russia.

# Pos Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Essam El Hadary (Captain) 15 January 1973 (1973-01-15) (age 48) 158 0 Flag of Saudi Arabia Al Taawoun
16 1GK Sherif Ekramy 10 July 1983 (1983-07-10) (age 38) 23 0 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly
23 1GK Mohamed El Shenawy 18 December 1988 (1988-12-18) (age 32) 5 0 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly
2 2DF Ali Gabr 10 January 1989 (1989-01-10) (age 32) 24 1 Flag of England West Bromwich Albion
3 2DF Ahmed Elmohamady 9 September 1987 (1987-09-09) (age 34) 78 2 Flag of England Aston Villa
4 2DF Omar Gaber 30 January 1992 (1992-01-30) (age 29) 25 0 Flag of United States Los Angeles
6 2DF Ahmed Hegazi 25 January 1991 (1991-01-25) (age 30) 47 1 Flag of England West Bromwich Albion
7 2DF Ahmed Fathy (Vice-captain) 10 November 1984 (1984-11-10) (age 37) 128 3 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly
12 2DF Ayman Ashraf 9 April 1991 (1991-04-09) (age 30) 5 1 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly
13 2DF Mohamed Abdel Shafy 1 July 1985 (1985-07-01) (age 36) 53 1 Flag of Saudi Arabia Al Fateh
15 2DF El Wensh 1 June 1995 (1995-06-01) (age 26) 1 0 Flag of Egypt Zamalek
20 2DF Saad Samir 1 April 1989 (1989-04-01) (age 32) 10 0 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly
5 3MF Sam Morsy 10 September 1991 (1991-09-10) (age 30) 6 0 Flag of England Wigan Athletic
8 3MF Tarek Hamed 24 October 1988 (1988-10-24) (age 33) 24 0 Flag of Egypt Zamalek
14 3MF Ramadan Sobhi 23 January 1997 (1997-01-23) (age 24) 26 1 Flag of England Stoke City
17 3MF Mohamed Elneny 11 July 1992 (1992-07-11) (age 29) 63 5 Flag of England Arsenal
18 3MF Shikabala 5 March 1986 (1986-03-05) (age 35) 30 2 Flag of Saudi Arabia Al Raed
19 3MF Abdallah Said 13 July 1985 (1985-07-13) (age 36) 39 6 Flag of Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
21 3MF Trézéguet 1 October 1994 (1994-10-01) (age 27) 27 2 Flag of Turkey Kasımpaşa
22 3MF Amr Warda 17 September 1993 (1993-09-17) (age 28) 19 0 Flag of Greece PAOK
9 4FW Marwan Mohsen 26 February 1989 (1989-02-26) (age 32) 27 4 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly
10 4FW Mohamed Salah 15 June 1992 (1992-06-15) (age 29) 58 34 Flag of England Liverpool
11 4FW Kahraba 13 April 1994 (1994-04-13) (age 27) 22 3 Flag of Saudi Arabia Al Ittihad

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mohamed Awad 6 July 1992 (1992-07-06) (age 29) 3 0 Flag of Saudi Arabia Al Wehda 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
GK Amer Mohamed 14 February 1987 (1987-02-14) (age 34) 0 0 Flag of Egypt El-Entag El-Harby 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
GK Ahmed El-Shenawy 14 May 1991 (1991-05-14) (age 30) 29 0 Flag of Egypt Zamalek v.  Greece, 27 March 2018
DF Karim Hafez 12 March 1996 (1996-03-12) (age 25) 6 0 Flag of France Lens 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Hamada Tolba 17 June 1981 (1981-06-17) (age 40) 3 0 Flag of Egypt Al Assiouty 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Amro Tarek 17 May 1992 (1992-05-17) (age 29) 1 0 Flag of United States Orlando City 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Ramy Rabia 20 May 1993 (1993-05-20) (age 28) 21 3 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly v.  Ghana, 12 November 2017
DF Mahmoud Ezzat 5 May 1992 (1992-05-05) (age 29) 2 0 Flag of Egypt Smouha v.  Uganda, 5 September 2017
DF Mody 7 October 1987 (1987-10-07) (age 34) 2 0 Flag of Egypt Misr Lel Makkasa v.  Morocco, 18 August 2017
DF Manga 24 December 1991 (1991-12-24) (age 29) 1 0 Flag of Egypt Smouha v.  Morocco, 18 August 2017
MF Walid Soliman 1 December 1984 (1984-12-01) (age 37) 23 1 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Hossam Ashour 9 March 1986 (1986-03-09) (age 35) 12 0 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Moamen Zakaria 12 April 1988 (1988-04-12) (age 33) 11 0 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Mahmoud Abdel Aziz 27 July 1990 (1990-07-27) (age 31) 2 0 Flag of Egypt Zamalek 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Hussein El Shahat 6 September 1991 (1991-09-06) (age 30) 1 0 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al Ain v.  Greece, 27 March 2018
MF Mohamed Magdy 1 January 1996 (1996-01-01) (age 25) 1 0 Flag of Egypt ENPPI v.  Greece, 27 March 2018
MF Saleh Gomaa 1 August 1993 (1993-08-01) (age 28) 14 0 Flag of Saudi Arabia Al Faisaly v.  Congo, 8 October 2017
MF Mostafa Fathi 12 May 1994 (1994-05-12) (age 27) 7 0 Flag of Saudi Arabia Al Taawoun v.  Congo, 8 October 2017
MF Mohamed Fathi 2 February 1994 (1994-02-02) (age 27) 2 0 Flag of Egypt Ismaily v.  Congo, 8 October 2017
MF Ahmed El Sheikh 9 September 1992 (1992-09-09) (age 29) 3 2 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly v.  Uganda, 5 September 2017
MF Hossam Hassan 30 April 1989 (1989-04-30) (age 32) 4 0 Flag of Egypt Al Mokawloon v.  Morocco, 18 August 2017
MF Ahmed Dawouda 25 June 1989 (1989-06-25) (age 32) 3 0 Flag of Egypt Zamalek v.  Morocco, 18 August 2017
MF Ibrahim Hassan 25 July 1991 (1991-07-25) (age 30) 2 0 Flag of Egypt Ismaily v.  Morocco, 18 August 2017
MF Mahmoud Metwalli 4 January 1993 (1993-01-04) (age 28) 2 0 Flag of Egypt Ismaily v.  Morocco, 18 August 2017
MF Wagih Abdel Hakim 1 January 1998 (1998-01-01) (age 23) 1 0 Flag of Egypt Ismaily v.  Morocco, 18 August 2017
MF Amr Barakat 1 October 1991 (1991-10-01) (age 30) 1 0 Flag of Saudi Arabia Al Shabab v.  Morocco, 18 August 2017
MF Farid Shawky 19 December 1989 (1989-12-19) (age 31) 1 0 Flag of Egypt Al Masry v.  Morocco, 18 August 2017
FW Amr Gamal 3 August 1991 (1991-08-03) (age 30) 18 3 Flag of Finland HJK 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Kouka 5 March 1993 (1993-03-05) (age 28) 16 5 Flag of Portugal Braga 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Ahmed Gomaa 16 August 1988 (1988-08-16) (age 33) 2 0 Flag of Egypt Al Masry 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Amr Marey 1 April 1992 (1992-04-01) (age 29) 1 0 Flag of Tunisia Étoile du Sahel v.  Ghana, 12 November 2017
FW Hossam Hassan 1 January 1993 (1993-01-01) (age 28) 0 0 Flag of Egypt Smouha v.  Congo, 8 October 2017
FW Salah Mohsen 1 September 1998 (1998-09-01) (age 23) 1 0 Flag of Egypt Al Ahly v.  Morocco, 18 August 2017

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad / standby.
RET Retired from the national team.
SUS Player suspended.
WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons.

Current coaching staff

Position Name Notes
Head coach Flag of Argentina Héctor Cúper
Assistant coach Flag of Egypt Osama Nabieh
1st Assistant coach Flag of Argentina José Fantaguzzi
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Egypt Ahmed Nagy
Team director Flag of Egypt Ehab Leheta
Analyst and assistant coach Flag of Egypt Mahmoud Fayez
Physical trainer Flag of Greece Antonio Sarioglou
Team doctor Flag of Egypt Mahmoud Aboul Ela
Team administrator Flag of Egypt Mohamed Salah
Masseur Flag of Egypt Badr Hamed
Physiotherapist Flag of Egypt Hossam El Ibrashy
Kit manager Flag of Egypt Abdullah El Sayed
Media officer Flag of Egypt Mostafa Tantawi

Honours

African competitions

Winners (7): 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010 (Most successful team)
Runners-up (2): 1962, 2017
Third place (3): 1963, 1970, 1974
Fourth place (3): 1976, 1980, 1984
  • All-Africa Games
Champions (2): 1987, 1995
Third place (1): 1973
  • Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
Runners-up (2): 1988, 2007
  • Nile Basin Tournament
Champions (1): 2011 (Most successful team)

Arabic competitions

  • Pan Arabic Games
Champions (4): 1953, 1965, 1992, 2007 (Most successful team)
Runners-up (1): 1961
  • Arab Cup of Nations
Champions (1): 1992
Third Place (1): 1988
  • Palestine Cup of Nations
Champions (2): 1972, 1975 (Most successful team)

Other competitions

Mediterranean Games

Champions (1): 1955
Silver Medalist (1): 1951
Bronze Medalist (1): 1983

External links

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Egypt – 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

1. El-Hadary (c) · 2. Gabr · 3. Elmohamady · 4. Gaber · 5. I. Salah · 6. Hegazy · 7. Fathy · 8. Hamed · 9. Koka · 10. M. Salah · 11. Kahraba · 12. Dowidar · 13. Abdel-Shafy · 14. Sobhi · 15. Hafez · 16. Ekramy · 17. Elneny · 18. Mohsen · 19. Said · 20. Samir · 21. Trézéguet · 22. Warda · 23. El-Shenawy

  • Manager: Flag of Argentina Héctor Cúper
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Egypt – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. El-Hadary (c) 2. Gabr 3. Elmohamady 4. Gaber 5. Morsy 6. Hegazi 7. Fathy 8. Hamed 9. Mohsen 10. Salah 11. Kahraba 12. Ashraf 13. Abdel-Shafy 14. Sobhi 15. Hamdy 16. Ekramy 17. Elneny 18. Shikabala 19. Said 20. Samir 21. Trézéguet 22. Warda 23. El Shenawy

  • Manager: Flag of Argentina Héctor Cúper

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International competitions

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Africa Cup of Nations winners

1959:  United Arab Republic · 1962:  Ethiopia · 1963:  Ghana · 1965: Flag of Ghana Ghana · 1968:  Congo-Kinshasa · 1970:  Sudan · 1972:  Congo · 1974:  Zaire · 1976:  Morocco · 1978: Flag of Ghana Ghana · 1980:  Nigeria · 1982: Flag of Ghana Ghana · 1984:  Cameroon · 1986: Flag of Egypt Egypt · 1988: Flag of Cameroon Cameroon · 1990:  Algeria · 1992:  Ivory Coast · 1994: Flag of Nigeria Nigeria · 1996:  South Africa · 1998: Flag of Egypt Egypt · 2000: Flag of Cameroon Cameroon · 2002: Flag of Cameroon Cameroon · 2004:  Tunisia · 2006: Flag of Egypt Egypt · 2008: Flag of Egypt Egypt · 2010: Flag of Egypt Egypt · 2012:  Zambia · 2013: Flag of Nigeria Nigeria · 2015: Flag of Ivory Coast Ivory Coast · 2017: Flag of Cameroon Cameroon ·

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