The Egypt national football team (Arabic: منتخب مصر لكرة القدم‎), known colloquially as The Pharaohs, represents Egypt in men's international football, and is governed by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), the governing body of football in Egypt. Egypt failed to qualify for the quarter-finals due to that Algeria scored a goal more than Egypt, after leveling on points and goal difference. Egypt, without injured striker Mohamed Salah, lacked a cutting edge in front of goal as they were held to a 0-0 draw by tiny Comoros Islands. Most appearances As of 4 June 2016. Information on National team and club football in Egypt; Last edited on 11 October 2020, at 13:16. (Max file size is 25 MB. smartphones laptops tablets News. Egypt were in Group C with Nigeria, Benin, and Mozambique. In the 1976 African Cup of Nations, in Ethiopia, they were in Group A with the hosts Ethiopia, Guinea, and Uganda. This score eliminated Egypt. [8], In the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted again in Sudan, Egypt were in Group B along with Ghana, Guinea, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known as Congo-Kinshasa back then. For the third place match, Egypt lost 3–1 to Algeria. Salah has scored the most goals (tied with Préjuce Nakoulma) in the third round of the CAF 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with five goals. 1970:  Sudan In their third game in this tournament, they faced Congo-Kinshasa, in which Egypt won 1–0 by a goal from Abo Greisha. The Egypt national football team, also known under the nickname of The Pharaohs, is, as their name states, the national team of Egypt and is administered by the Egyptian Football Association.The team was founded in 1921, although a team had been fielded in the 1920 Summer Olympics.Egypt participated in the 1924 Olympics, and reached the semi-finals in the 1928 Olympics. This made Egypt joint group leader by goal difference with Nigeria, with both nations having won their first game. [34] Mohamed Salah's goal against the Stallions was canceled out by an Aristide Bancé strike; however, veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary saved two spot-kicks in the penalty shootout to earn a spot in the final for his team. Egypt again failed to obtain a least a point for the second time, being consecutive, along with losing all their games in the group stage. With these three victories, Egypt were the group leaders and they advanced to the quarter-finals. On 8 October 2017, Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup after a 2–1 win over Congo. In 1957 there were only three participating nations: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. In the 22nd minute, Abdallah Said's pass to Salah saw a lob that would score a goal. [18], In the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria, it got worse. Book: "This is Yugoslavia: World Cup France 98" pag. Near the end, Uruguay had gotten a free kick near the goal. Egypt were in first place in Group A, and in the semi-finals, Egypt won against Morocco 1–0, advancing to the final since the 1962 edition, to play against Cameroon, who had Roger Milla. In this game, Egypt lost 3–1. Egypt has qualified for the FIFA World Cup three times: in 1934, in 1990 and for the 2018 editions. El Hadary was the starting Goalkeeper in expense of El Shenawy, and thus became the oldest player in the world cup with 45 years and 161 days. Egypt lost all their group stage games, thus making Egypt fail to obtain at least one point for the first time in the Africa Cup of Nations. Egypt did qualify for this tournament, and they were put in Group A, along with Algeria, Nigeria, and the Ivory Coast. They won in their first game against the Ivory Coast 2–1, defeated Tanzania 2–1 too, but lost to the host Nigeria by a score of 1–0, scored by Okey Isima. In the game against Sudan, Egypt lost their first game in the Africa Cup of Nations by a scored of 2–1, with El Shazly scoring the equalizer that put Egypt to extra time, before being scored again by Sudan, thus eliminating them from playing the final. However, in the third game, Egypt won 3–1 against the Ivory Coast, thus making Egypt as the group leader and advancing to the next round, the quarter-finals. 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Find out which is better and their overall performance in the national soccer team ranking. [39] The Egyptian Football Association was also criticized due to having its base in Chechnya, A Muslim Russian state that has no football history and is far from where Egypt's matches were played. Despite this, Egypt advanced to the final round. Most Caps # Player Caps Goals Career 1: Ahmed Hassan: 184: 33: 1995–2012 2: Hossam Hassan: 178: 68: 1985–2006 3: Essam El-Hadary: 144: 0: 1996– 4: Ibrahim Hassan: 131: 14: 1988–2002 5: Hany Ramzy: 123: 3: Egypt were placed in Group D, with Mozambique, Zambia, and Morocco. The home of Egypt on BBC Sport online. Last month, Egypt jumped three places in … Egypt, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, and Togo, were drawn in Group A. Egypt won against Cameroon 1–0, the Ivory Coast 1–2, but drew with Togo 0–0. They were in Group B with Cameroon, Nigeria, and Kenya. While the Egyptians needed just a draw to progress to the next round, they lost 1–0 to England. more_vert. [9], For the 1972 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt failed to qualify for the first time in this tournament after being eliminated by Morocco by an aggregate score of 5–3. WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons. So where does the continent stand? In the opening match, Egypt defeated Libya 3–0. Chairman of the Egyptian Football Association (FA) Hany Abu Raida described the preparations made by EgyptAir and the advertising agency, Presentation, which is a sponsor of the Egyptian FA, as “wonderful” and “unprecedented” in Egypt, following their unveiling of the glamorous ‘Plane of Pharaohs’, which is to be used to transfer Egypt’s national football team … Egypt national under-20 football team; Egypt national under-17 football team; List of football clubs in Egypt; References Last edited on 31 October 2020, at 21:15. Egypt won the game 5–4 in penalties, after drawing 0–0, thus becoming champions for the third time since the tournament from 1959. Format: JPG, JPEG or PNG.) This eliminated Egypt, with South Africa winning their first title, and as hosts. Football is the main sport in Egypt; Egyptians gather around to watch various Egyptian clubs and the Egyptian national football team play on an almost daily basis. In the final, they faced Ethiopia, in which Egypt won 4–0, with these goals being scored by Ad-Diba, thus making them champions for the first time in the Africa Cup of Nations. Matches played in last 12 months, as well as any future scheduled matches. Mário Fernandes drove into the box before supplying a cut-back from the right for Denis Cheryshev to slot home Russia's second with his left foot. In the game against Zambia, Egypt again won 4–0, with the goals being a hat trick from Hassan and one from Radwan. Between 1958 and 1961, the country had a political unity with Syria and went under the name of United Arab Republic, though the Egyptian team's records are attributed to Egypt only by FIFA as it was represented by Egyptian footballers and the team played in the Africa Cup of Nations. However, Egypt went on to win their two remaining games in the group stage, with scores of 2–0 against the Ivory Coast, and 2–0 against Mozambique. 287.7k Followers, 98 Following, 1,241 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Egypt National Football Team (@pharaohsofficial) They then drew again, this time goalless, with Ireland. Egypt is notorious for holding a spectacular continental record yet failing to deliver in the world stage. The Egyptian team was the first non-European nor American team to qualify for the World Cup. PRE Preliminary squad / standby. In the final, Egypt faced Ghana. In the quarter-finals phase, Egypt faced DR Congo, in which Egypt won 4–1, thus making Egypt advance to the semi-finals. In the second half, things were looking good for Uruguay, who had more goal-scoring chances, however, El Shenawy made several key saves including a strong kick from Cavani. amp video_youtube StepFeed Feb 24. bookmark_border. 2-2-0, 1st in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, Losing Salah 'a big concern' for depleted Liverpool (1:20), 74-year-old Ezzeldin Bahader 'inspires us all' (1:35), Will Elneny cement his place in Arteta's midfield? Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of Egypt's African Cup of Nations qualifiers, and was pictured wearing a protective boot on his ankle. Thembinkosi Lorch scored five minutes from time to hand South Africa an upset 1-0 win and knock holders Egypt out of the Africa Cup of Nations. In the final round, Egypt lost all their games. Egypt entered the quarter-finals as the group leader. Categories. Ed Dove looks at key African players whose ability to play at the Olympic Games might be affected the the postponement of the Games until 2021. [37] The two goals were scored by Mohamed Salah with the second one in a dramatic last-minute penalty. In this game, Egypt won 5–4 in penalties, after a 0–0 draw. In 2019, and during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Pharaohs returned to their historical stadium once again after renovations. 1978:  Ghana Egypt have appeared in two of the nine FIFA Confederations Cups contested, the team was eliminated on both times during the group stage. Egypt won Congo by a score of 4–0.[11]. This made Abdelgani the first African to score a penalty kick in the World Cup. The last time they faced each other was in the 2006 final, in which Egypt won the game, claiming their fifth title. Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted. Egypt again failed to qualify for the 1978 African Cup of Nations in Ghana. 1982:  Ghana [5], Their fourth appearance came in 1963 in Ghana. Egypt defeated Uganda 2–1, but drew against Uganda 1–1 and Ethiopia, also 1–1. In their first game, Egypt faced Angola, successful winning 2–1 with both goals scored from Ahmed El Kass. Egypt were seeded into Group G with Nigeria, Tanzania, and Chad. 2012:  Zambia 2002:  Cameroon However, in the third place match, they won Ivory Coast by a score of 3–1, making Egypt become third place again in this tournament. Egypt advanced to the next round, the semi-finals, to face Nigeria. In 1990, Egypt was drawn in Group F with Ireland, England and the Netherlands. In their second game, they drew against Nigeria 0–0. In the quarter-final, Egypt faced and beat Angola 2–1. Egypt coach Javier Aguirre became the first casualty of AFCON as he was sacked just hours after the hosts were bundled out of the tournament. Overview Stats + Add to comparison. Egypt has qualified for only one FIFA World Cup with that appearance being in the 1930 FIFA World Cup. The Egyptian national team is the most successful national team in the Africa Cup of Nations, having won the Tournament a record seven times: the inaugural edition in 1957 and on home soil in 1959, as well as the 1986 edition, 1998, 2006 in Egypt, 2008 and 2010. [24], Egypt qualified to the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations, which was hosted in Tunisia. [19], In the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, in Tunisia, Egypt were in Group B with Nigeria and Gabon. In their third game, against South Africa, Egypt defeated South Africa 0–1, with the goal from El Kass. Then, Egypt advanced to the semi-finals to face the Ivory Coast. Egyptian football is getting an emergency management team from FIFA as the federation is in turmoil af their Africa Cup of Nations exit. Egypt substitute Kahraba fired straight at Al-Mosailem late on. 74-year-old Ezzeldin Bahader 'inspires us all' (1:35) 52d Egypt's first Confederations Cup appearance was in 1999 as a result of winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 1998. During the second appearance, the team achieved their first win over Italy 1–0 in the second round of the group stage. [43][44][45] The players also refused to hold post-match interviews, with many of them facing fines or bans by FIFA. In this game, being Cameroon vs. Egypt, in the quarter-finals, Egypt lost 1–0. SUS Player suspended from the squad for disciplinary reasons. After extra time, the game was taking to the penalty shoot-out phase. In their first game, which was a semi-final, they faced Sudan, winning 2–1 with goals from Raafat Attia and Ad-Diba, enabling Egypt to play in their first final. Egypt lost this game 4–2 in penalties, after drawing 2–2 after extra time. This was the first non-penalty goal since 1934 and the first time that Egypt had led in a world cup match (excluding Fawzi's hat-trick which made the match against Hungary go 3-2 but was ruled offside by the referee.). In the semi-finals, they faced Algeria, in which Egypt won 4–0, making Egypt go to the final for the third consecutive time. Mohamed Salah's potential involvement for his country in the Tokyo Olympic Games will be a decision for the player and his club Liverpool. share. Tunisia, the hosts won their first title, beating Morocco in the final. [40], While the match with Uruguay had few spectators, the match against Russia had tons of Egyptians, to the point the Egyptians outnumbered the Russians (despite the match being hosted by Russia.) Includes the latest news stories, results, fixtures, video and audio. Egypt opened the score before the break thanks to Arsenal's midfielder Elneny. For the second time in its history Egypt lost an AFCON final, and for the first time lost a final to their rival Cameroon. This made Egypt go to the final since the 1986 tournament, the same tournament that was their last tournament as champions, to play against South Africa. This was marred with controversies since a lot of Egyptian celebrities had attended for free, possibly as a deal with an Egyptian Telephone Company. Meet Egypt’s first female coach of a men's soccer team - Al-Monitor Al-Monitor (3 weeks ago) Mo Salah tests positive for coronavirus, Egyptian national team says - Fox News Egypt National Football Team 2018 ⭐ review. FIFA World Cup [14], Egypt withdrew during qualifying for the 1982 Africa Cup of Nations in Libya. INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury. In their opening game, Egypt lost to Senegal 1–0. In the final match, Egypt drew 0–0 with the Ivory Coast, sending them to extra time, and still, the score remained 0–0. In their first game, Egypt won Mozambique 2–0, with the two goals from Hossam Hassan. In their game against Zambia, Egypt lost 1–0. 2008:  Egypt The team's historical stadium is Cairo International Stadium, although they have played at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria in recent years. Search. However, Cameroon stepped up its game in the second half and Nicolas Nkoulou scored the equalizer before Vincent Aboubakar scored the second goal in the last minutes. In their first game, against Gabon, Egypt won 4–0 with goals from Ayman Mansour, Hamza El Gamal, in which they scored once in that game, and Bashir Abdel Samad, who scored two. Egypt lost to Nigeria in penalties, with the score in penalties being 7–8, after drawing 2–2. In this game, Egypt lost 0–1 to Mali in Stade El Menzah in Tunis, thus knocking out Egypt from the tournament. The Egypt national football team is the association football team that represents the country of Egypt in international competition and is controlled by the Egyptian Football Association. In the semi-finals, Egypt faced Senegal. In Gabon, Egypt registered a 0–0 draw against Mali in their first match in Group D.[31] Successive 1–0 wins against Uganda and Ghana saw the Pharaohs qualify to the quarter-finals as group winners. 2019:  Algeria, This article is about the men's team. [19], In the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted in Senegal, Egypt entered by qualifying to this tournament. Egypt maintain position in FIFA's final ranking of the year 2020 Ahram Online 13:13 10-Dec-20 Pacheco: Ahly had more luck KingFut 12:59 10-Dec-20 Zamalek lost CAF Champions League title, departed Egypt Cup due to coronavirus, says coach… For the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which was hosted in Gabon, Egypt had to qualify to enter. In their semi-final, Egypt faced the hosts Burkina Faso, in which Egypt defeated Burkina Faso by a score of 2–0, with the goals scored from Hassan. 1968:  Congo-Kinshasa [13], Egypt reappeared for the 1980 African Cup of Nations in Nigeria. Egypt qualified to the quarter-finals, as runners-up of the group, being behind the hosts. Egypt national football team is the national football team of Egypt. Football fans wave Egyptian flags and hold pictures of Egypt's star Mohamed Salah during a training session for Egypt's National soccer team in preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, at Cairo Stadium, in Cairo, Egypt, 09 June 2018. 1962:  Ethiopia Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for COVID-19, the Egypt Football Association confirmed. Despite their respectable continental record, Egypt has so far made only three appearances in the World Cup (in 1934, 1990 and 2018). Caps and goals as of 18 November 2019 consequent to the match against Comoros. 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