Egypt national football team

Egypt national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Egypt
Badge = Egypt FA.png FIFA Trigramme = EGY
Nickname = The Pharaohs
Association = Egyptian Football Association
Confederation = CAF (Africa)
Coach = flagicon|Egypt Hassan Shehata
Captain = Ahmed Hassan
Most caps = Hossam Hassan (169)
Top scorer = Hossam Hassan (69)
Home Stadium = Cairo International Stadium
FIFA Rank = 22
FIFA max = 17
FIFA max date = May 1998, Feb 2006
FIFA min = 44
FIFA min date = July 2002, May 2003

Elo Rank = 26
Elo max = 15
Elo max date = 1967, 1971 & 2008
Elo min = 62
Elo min date = March 1986, June 1997


First game = flagicon|Italy|old Italy 2 - 1 Egypt flagicon|Egypt|1882 (Ghent, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
Largest win = flagicon|Egypt|UAR United Arab Republic 15 - 0 Laos flagicon|Laos|1952 (Indonesia; November 1963)
Largest loss = flagicon|Italy|old Italy 11 - 3 Egypt flagicon|Egypt|1922 (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 10 June 1928)
World cup apps = 2
World cup first = 1934
World cup best = Round 1, 1934 and 1990
Regional name = African Nations Cup
Regional cup apps = 21
Regional cup first = 1957
Regional cup best = Winners, 1957, 1959,
1986, 1998, 2006, 2008
Confederations cup apps = 1
Confederations cup first = 1999
Confederations cup best = 1st round, 1999

The Egypt national football team ( _ar. منتخب مصر لكرة القدم), nicknamed The Pharaohs, is the national team of Egypt and is administered by the Egyptian Football Association. They are the current African Champions having won the 2008 African Nations Cup. They are also the most successful African team at Confederation level, winning the ANC six times: the inaugural African Nations Cup in Sudan 1957, and also won the tournament in United Arab Republic 1959, Egypt 1986, Burkina Faso 1998, Egypt 2006 and Ghana 2008.

Egypt were the first African country to participate in the World Cup when they played in Italy 1934, losing to Hungary 4-2. Egypt has qualified for one World Cup since then, going out in the first round in Italy 1990. They were known as the "United Arab Republic national football team" when Egypt and Syria joined to form the United Arab Republic from 1958 to 1961 and then until 1970, with Egypt alone making up the UAR. They have played for the Bronze Medal in the Olympic Games twice (1928 and 1964), losing both times.


:World Cups :::*Bronze Medalist at World Youth Cup (2001):African Competitions :::*6 Times Champion of African Cup of Nations (1957/59/86/98/2006/2008) ::*3 Times Champion of African Youth Championship (1981& 1991& 2003)::*1 Time Champion of African Under-17 Championship (1997)::*2 Times Gold Medalist at All Africa Games (Kenya 1987 / Zimbabwe 1995):Afro-Asian Cup of Nations :::*2 Time Runners-Up:Arab Competitions :::*3 Times Gold Medalist at the Pan Arab Games (1953, 1965, 2007)::*1 Time Champion of Arab Cup of Nations (1992):Mediterranean Games :::*1 Time Gold Medalist::*1 Time Silver Medalist::*1 Time Bronze Medalist:Francophone Games :::*1 Time Bronze Medalist

International Achievements

:World Cups :::*2 Participations in World Cups 1934 and 1990 (1st round )::*5 Participations in World Youth Cups 1981 (1/4 final), 1991 (1st Round), 2001 (Bronze Medal), 2003 (2nd Round) & 2005 (1st Round).::*2 Participations in World Junior Cups 1987(10th) & 1997(Host-8th)::*2 Participations in World Futsal Cup (Indoor) 1996 (1st round) & 2000 1/4 Final):Olympic :::*10 Participations in Olympic Games (4th Place in 1928 & 1964) & (Quarter Finals in 1984)::*3 times gold medal winners in the Pan Arab games (1953, 1965 and 2007)

Egyptian Club Achievements

:African :::*12 Times Champions of African Champions League (1970/82/84/86/87/93/96/2001/2002/2005/2006)::*8 Times Champions of African Cup Winners' Cup (1982/83/84/85/86/93/96/2000)::*5 Times Champions of African Super Cup (1994/97/2001/2002/2005)::*3 Times Champions of Afro-Asian Cup (1987/88/97)::*1 Time Bronze Medalist of FIFA Club World Championship (2006):Arab :::*1 Time Champions of Arab Champions League (1996)::*1 Time Champions of Arab Cup Winners' Cup (1995)::*2 Times Champions of Arab Super Cup (Al-Nokhba)(1997/1998)

World Cup record

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification - CAF First Group Round (Group 12)
expanded = yes
fixtures = yes
tiebreakers =

Despite reports Congo DR could lose the right to host World Cup qualifiers due to the lack of proper stadiums, this does not appear to have occurred.

Qualification in next round of matches:
*Djibouti will be eliminated if they lose OR if they draw and the other match is not a draw.

Current Squad

The following players were called for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Djibouti on October 12, 2008.

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in 2008.

Egypt's New Kit

The new Egyptian kit for 2008/2009, home and away kit

Home kit-

Away kit-

Notable Players

*Hossam Hassan
*Mahmoud El-Khateeb
*Saleh Selim
*Mohamed Latif
*Hassan Shehata
*Mahmoud Mokhtar El-Tetsh
*Ibrahim Youssef
*Ismail Youssef
*Ibrahim Hassan
*Taher Abouzaid
*Abdel Sattar Sabry
*Hany Ramzy
*Rabie Yassin
*Hazem Emam
*Tarek Yehia
*Ahmed Shobair
*Thabet El-Batal
*Moustafa Younis
*Moustafa Abdou
*Magdy Abdel Ghany
*Rifaat El-Fanageely
*Hussein Hegazi
*Mahmoud El-Gohary
*Nader El-Sayed
*Mustafa Mansour
*Mohamed Aboutreika

ee also

*Egyptian Premier League
*Egypt Cup
*Egyptian Super Cup
*List of football clubs in Egypt

External links

* [ Egyptian FA official site]
* [ Egyptian Players]
* [ Egyptian Soccer and Sports]
* [ All About Egyptian Soccer]
* [ Information on National team and club football in Egypt]
* [ Egyptian Replica Jerseys]

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