Egypt at the FIFA World Cup

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This is a record of Egypt's results at the FIFA World Cup. They have qualified for the finals on two occasions, in 1934 and 1990.[1][2][3][4] In 1934 Egypt became the first African team to play in the World Cup finals.[5]

The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final.[6]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934 Group Stage 13th 1 0 0 1 2 4
France 1938 Withdrew
Brazil 1950 Did Not Enter
Switzerland 1954 Did Not Qualify
Sweden 1958 Withdrew
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970 Did Not Enter
West Germany 1974 Did Not Qualify
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990 Group Stage 20th 3 0 2 1 1 2
United States 1994 Did Not Qualify
France 1998
South Korea Japan 2002
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010
Brazil 2014
Russia 2018 To Be Determined
Qatar 2022
Egypt 2026
Total final 2/20 4 0 2 2 3 6


  1. ^ "Ireland V Egypt 1990 World Cup". Soccer Ireland. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Egypt Squad 1990 World Cup". Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Egypt Squad 1934 World Cup". Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Egypt Colours 1990 World Cup". Switchimage project. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "1934 World Cup Kits". Historical kits. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  6. ^ 2006 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage (PDF), Retrieved on June 6, 2007.

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