Egypt may be a nation that a lot of people forget about this year partially because this is just their third appearance at the tournament. The last being in 1990 when they came last in a group topped by England.
Out of the 32 teams to qualify for the tournament Egypt are ranked at 23/32 to win the tournament with odds as high as 300/1 to lift the World Cup Trophy you’d hardly expect them to even make it past the group stage.
They have been placed in Group A containing hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay. Although none of these teams are high favourites for the competition there is certainly no push overs within the group.
Egypt’s Squad for the 2018 World Cup
The squad is managed by former Argentine player Hector Cuper who has been manager since early 2015 and saw great success with the side last year in the AFCON where he managed to lead Egypt to the final where they were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Cameroon.
Egypt have some great players in the side notably Arsneal’s Mohamed El Neny, West Broms Ahmed Hegazi, Stoke’s Ramadan Sobhi and finally Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Mo Salah really has been one of the biggest names this year and it would be impossible to talk about Egypt without including him. He has scored a plethora of goals in both the Premier League and Champions League for Liverpool this season and he’ll be hoping he can replicate his magnificent performances in this year’s World Cup and lead his nation to international success.