AFCON Preview: Pharaohs Seek Next Dynasty
It feels like only yesterday Egypt’s national team was living up to its nickname, presiding over a dynasty of three successive Africa Cup of Nations titles. However so much has happened in the North African nation since then that the Pharaohs’ 2006-2010 three-peat feels as ancient as their namesake.
Egypt AFCON Mock Squad 1.0
With less than three months remaining until the kick-off of Africa’s showpiece football festival in Egypt, we take our first guess at what the host nation’s squad may look like, including how the starting XI could deploy. Three months can be an eternity in football. Form rises and dips, and injuries are an inevitable part…
Why Walid Soliman hasn’t gotten his call-up
Aguirre’s system eliminates the need for a playmaker, allowing two pressing wing-forwards to hug inside while the wing-backs advance to take their place. At least one central midfielder than veers forward in support. This results in no less than six, often seven players aiding in attack.
Egypt 6-0 Niger | Player Ratings
Egypt got back on course to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Saturday with the type of stellar attacking display that fans have been craving. Namely, a 6-0 thrashing of Niger at the Stad El Geish in Alexandria.
A Spanish inquisition: Who are Egypt’s new assistant coaches?
Newly-signed Egypt manager Javier Aguirre has hired a bevy of Spaniards to help navigate the Pharaohs’ next four years.
An ode to the legend: Top 10 Essam El-Hadary moments
It had to happen sometime. The man, the myth, the legend Essam El-Hadary finally whistled full-time on his international football career this week at the age of 45.
Egypt FA split on new manager
Egyptian Football Association officials are split on who to hire as the Pharaohs’ new manager.
ROUNDUP: The search for Egypt’s new manager
The search for Egypt’s new manager is in full-swing, but just how close are the Pharaohs to finding Héctor Cúper’s successor?
Projected Egypt line-up for 2018 World Cup
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.
Egypt’s World Cup squad – forecasting the final 23
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.