FIFA World Cup 2018: Statistical Analysis Of Egypt

Updated on: Jun 5, 2018 4:55 pm IST

  • Egypt vs Saudi Arabia

    Egypt will be making their third appearance in the FIFA World Cup. They became the second team to qualify out of the African continent.

    World Cup History:

    Being this their third appearance in the World Cup, Egypt is powered by one of the best players in the world, Mohamed Salah. Even though the Liverpool winger’s availability for the first game is in doubt, The Pharaohs are expected to give everything they have during the World Cup.

    Their previous appearances have resulted in them being eliminated from the group stage and they wouldn’t want to repeat the same in Russia.

    Egypt is clubbed in Group A with Uruguay, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

    Full Squad:

    Goalkeepers: Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly)

    Defenders: Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf (all Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al Fateh), Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC).

    Midfielders: Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf (all Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al Fateh), Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC).

    Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

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    Egypt national football team squad. Photo Credits: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

    Probable Playing XI:

    El Hadary (C), Fathy, Hegazi, Gaber, Elmohamady, Elneny, Hamed, Trezeguet, Said, Salah, Mohsen

    Key Players:

    Mohamed Salah, Tarek Hamed, Ahmed Hegazi

    Interesting Tidbit:

    Egypt captain Essam El Hadary will become the oldest player in the history of the World Cup to make an appearance at 45 years of age.

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    El Hadary is 45 years of age and will be the captain of Egypt Football Team. Photo Courtesy: AS English

    Probability of winning the World Cup:

    Bet 365: 200/1

    Skybet: 250/1

    Betfair: 150/1

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