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Egypt World Cup 2018 Squad, Full Fixture, Group, Playing XI & more

Egypt entered into World cup finals by a virtue of Mohammed Salah, which guaranteed their spot in the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

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Egypt FIFA World Cup 2018 Fixtures, Squad & Group Details

For decades, Egypt has tried to qualify for the World Cup – until a penalty by Mohammad Salah cemented their spot in 2018 World Cup.

Egypt last time qualified for the finals in 1990, and since then they have passed through the torture of several close chances. A 2010 playoff between Egypt & Algeria which resulted in a draw, is one instance of agony they faced. Many coaches including Krol, Marco Tardelli, & Bob Bradley have tested the potential of this nation. Lastly, it is Hector Cuper who took them in the finals.

Qualifying Round Highlights

Egypt v Chad

Chad beat Egypt in 1-0 on 15 Nov 2015. However, it takes just 03 days in return for the deficit to be ruled out as Egypt defeated Chad 4-0 in the game featured on 17th Nov 2015.

Egypt v Ghana

Ghana had stunned Egypt with 6-1 to defeat in 2014 playoff. But Egypt bounced back with strength defeated Ghana with 2-0 in 2018 world cup qualifiers. However, the second contest resulted in 1-1 draw among the same opponents.

Egypt v Uganda

Uganda managed a win over Egypt in Kampala. However, just after a gap of five days, by a virtue of Muhammad Salah, Egypt defeated Uganda in Alexandria.

Egypt v Congo

The last requirement for Egypt qualification was the victory against Congo, which was convincingly earned at Borg El Arab Stadium. Consequently, Egypt fixed their spot in the finals of 2018 Fifa World cup.

Egypt World Cup Group: Group A

Group A includes Egypt along with host Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Uruguay.

Egypt v Russia Head to Head

Egypt & Russia did not play with each other in any edition of Fifa World cup.

However, they played on different occasions, for which results are given below.

Total Games won: 1
Total Games drew: 0
Total Games lost: 1
Date Match Result Score Competition
20 Feb 1988 Egypt v Russia Lose 1-2 A v OT
14 Jun 1991 Egypt v Russia Win 2-1 Presidents Cup

Egypt v Saudi Arabia Head to Head

Egypt & Saudi Arabia didn’t meet each other in any world cup edition.

However, results of their various encounters are listed below.

Total Games Won: 6
Total Games drew: 1
Total Games lost: 1
Date Match Result Score Competition
03 Sep 1961 Egypt v Saudi Arabia Win 13-0 Pan Arab Games
20 Feb 1974 Egypt v Saudi Arabia Win 0-1 Friendly
23 Dec 1975 Egypt v Saudi Arabia Win 1-2 Friendly
27 Dec 1975 Egypt v Saudi Arabia Win 0-2 Friendly
09 Jul 1988 Egypt v Saudi Arabia Draw 0-0 Arab Cup
18 Sep 1992 Egypt v Saudi Arabia Win 3-2 Arab Cup
29 Jul 1999 Egypt v Saudi Arabia Lose 1-5 FIFA Confederations Cup
14 Mar 2005 Egypt v Saudi Arabia Win 0-1 Friendly

Egypt v Uruguay Head to Head

No encounter between Egypt & Uruguay witnessed in any World Cup edition.

However, they played a friendly game against each other only time.

Total Games Won: 0
Total Games drew: 0
Total Games lost: 1
Date Match Result Score Competition
16 Aug 2006 Egypt v Uruguay Lose 0-2 Friendly


Egypt World Cup Warm-up Friendly Matches

Although Egypt prepared themselves for Fifa World Cup 2018, warm-up friendlies did not go well for Egypt. They didn’t manage a single win in five matches they played.

Egypt 2018 FIFA World Cup Warm-up Results

23-03-2018 Egypt v Portugal 1-2
27-03-2018 Egypt v Greece 0-1
26-05-2018 Egypt v Kuwait 1-1
01-06-2018 Egypt v Colombia 0-0
06-06-2018 Egypt v Belgium 0-3

Egypt World Cup Fixtures, Match Schedule

Egypt will face Uruguay in their first encounter at World Cup 2018 on the 15th of June. Just after four days, they will play against the hosts Russia. Finally, they will contest Saudi Arabia in their last group stage match on the 25th June 2018.

15 Jun 2018 Egypt v Uruguay
19 Jun 2018 Egypt v Russia
25 Jun 2018 Egypt v Saudi Arabia

Russia World Cup Match Venues

15 Jun 2018 Egypt v Uruguay Ekaterinburg Arena
19 Jun 2018 Egypt v Russia Saint Petersburgh
25 Jun 2018 Egypt v Saudi Arabia Volgograd


The Coach 

Hector Cuper was born on 16th November 1955. Presently, he is the coach of Egyptian National team. Argentinian origin coach took Mallorca to the Euro Cup Final and Valencia to two consecutive Champions League Finals.

Top Players, who can shine for Russia in Soccer World cup 2018


Whole Egyptian team sole depends on Mohamed Salah. He is the one man army, who rescues his team at many crucial stages.


45 years old Goal Keeper Essam El Hadary becomes the oldest player ever who plays at the World Cup.

Ahmed Fathy represented Egypt in 122 games whereas, Midfielder Shikabala returned to the national side after the three-year absence.


Basem Morsy is not the part of Egyptian playing XI since Egypt played against Ghana in November 2016. He was punished for leaving the stadium after substitution.


Amr Marey will make a debut in this world cup. He is an aggressive striker who plays for Etoile Sahel in Tunisia.

Egypt World Cup Squad

Final 23-man squad – 


  1. Essam El Hadary
  2. Mohamed El-Shennawy
  3. Sherif Ekramy


  1. Ahmed Fathi
  2. Saad Samir
  3. Ayman Ashraf
  4. Mahmoud Hamdy
  5. Mohamed Abdel-Shafy
  6. Ahmed Hegazi
  7. Ali Gabr
  8. Ahmed Elmohamady
  9. Omar Gaber


  1. Tarek Hamed
  2. Shikabala
  3. Abdallah Said
  4. Sam Morsy
  5. Mohamed Elneny
  6. Mahmoud Kahraba
  7. Ramadan Sobhi
  8. Mahmoud Hassan
  9. Amr Warda


  1. Marwan Mohsen
  2. Mohamed Salah

Egypt World Cup Injuries

Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian key player, injured by Sergio Ramos during the Final contest of Champions League. People are praying & hoping for his safe return to this event. Time will confirm, whether he will play or not.


Updated: June 13, 2018 — 3:56 pm

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