Egypt national under-23 football team

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Egypt U-23
Nickname(s) الفراعنة (The Pharaohs)
Association Egyptian Football Association
Sub-confederation UNAF (North Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Hossam El-Badry
Home stadium Cairo International Stadium
FIFA code EGY
First colours
Second colours
Olympic Games
Appearances 11 (First in Antwerp 1920)
Best result Fourth Place Amsterdam 1928, Tokyo 1964
All-Africa Games
Appearances 7 (First in 1973)
Best result Gold Medal, Nairobi 1987, Harare 1995

The Egypt national under-23 football team (Arabic: منتخب مصر الأوليمبى‎), nicknamed The Pharaohs (Arabic: الفراعنة‎), is the national team of Egypt Under-23 and is administered by the Egyptian Football Association. The team's main objectives are to qualify and play at the All-Africa Games and Olympic Games

History[edit]

Egypt had a great history in Olympic football first time appearance was in Antwerp – Belgium during the 1920 summer Olympics played one match against Italy, first ever official international match for the Pharaohs they lost 2/1 in August 20, 1920. And the legendary story goes on, 9 more times the Egyptian flag rose in the Olympic football Erena achieving the fourth place twice in Amsterdam 1928 and Tokyo 1964. since FIFA decided to make the Olympic football an under 23 years tournament Egypt qualified only once in Barcelona 1992, recently young Pharaohs under the coaching of legendary Hany Ramzy booked their ticket to London 2012.

Player eligibility[edit]

Players who are selected, will be 23 or younger in the following Olympic year. With the next Olympics being held in London 2012, players need to born on or after 1 January 1989. At the Olympic finals tournament, the team may be supplemented with 3 over-age players.

Competitive records[edit]

All-Africa Games:
  • Champions (1) 1995

Olympic Games record[edit]

Football at the Olympic Games
Appearances: 11 Qualified : 13
Year/Host Round Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Greece Athens 1896 No football tournament
France Paris 1900 Did Not Participate
United States Saint Louis 1904
United Kingdom London 1908
Sweden Stockholm 1912
Belgium Antwerp 1920 First round 1 0 0 1 1 2 No Qualification
France Paris 1924 Quarter-final 2 1 0 1 3 5
Netherlands Amsterdam 1928 Fourth Place 4 2 0 2 12 19
United States Los Angeles 1932 No football tournament
Germany Berlin 1936 First Round 1 0 0 1 1 3 No Qualification
United Kingdom London 1948 First Round 1 0 0 1 1 3
Finland Helsinki 1952 First Round 2 1 0 1 6 7
Australia Melbourne 1956 Withdrew from Finals 2 2 0 0 9 3
Italy Roma 1960 First Round 3 0 1 2 4 11 4 3 0 1 11 5
Japan Tokyo 1964 Fourth Place 6 2 1 3 18 16 4 3 1 0 14 6
Mexico Mexico 1968 Withdrew from Qualifiers
Germany Munich 1972 Did Not Qualify 2 1 0 1 2 3
Canada Montreal 1976 2 0 1 1 1 2
Soviet Union Moscow 1980 Withdrew from Finals 4 1 3 0 7 4
United States Los Angeles 1984 Quarter-final 4 1 1 2 5 5 6 3 2 1 6 3
South Korea Seoul 1988 Did Not Qualify 4 2 1 1 7 2
Total 9/19 24 7 3 14 51 71 28 15 8 5 57 28
Spain Barcelona 1992 First Round 3 1 0 2 5 6 6 4 2 0 11 3
United States Atlanta 1996 Did Not Qualify 4 2 1 1 5 4
Australia Sydney 2000 8 4 3 1 15 9
Greece Athens 2004 6 0 0 6 1 13
China Beijing 2008 4 1 2 1 6 4
United Kingdom London 2012 Quarter-final 4 1 1 2 6 8 9 5 1 3 12 6
Brazil Rio de Janeiro 2016 To Be Determined
Total 2/6 7 2 1 4 11 14 37 16 9 12 50 39

2012 Summer Olympics (Qualification)[edit]

Additional information: 2012 Summer Olympics (Qualification)
First round[edit]

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
 Gabon 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Ivory Coast 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 South Africa 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
27 November 2011
17:30
Egypt  1–0  Gabon
Magdi Goal 50' Report
Stade de Marrakech
Referee: Bakary Papa Gassama (Gambia)

30 November 2011
20:30
Ivory Coast  1–0  Egypt
Koné Goal 82' Report
Stade de Marrakech
Referee: Hamada Nampiandraza (Madagascar)

3 December 2011
19:00
Egypt  2–0  South Africa
El Nenny Goal 46'
Mohsen Goal 63'
Report
Stade de Marrakech
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Semi-finals[edit]
7 December 2011
19:00
Egypt  2–3  Morocco
Salah Goal 36'
Shroyda Goal 82'
Report Barrada Goal 1'9'
Mokhtar Goal 66'
Stade de Marrakech
Referee: Néant Alioum (Cameroon)
Third place play-off[edit]
10 December 2011
14:30
Senegal  0–2  Egypt
Report Shroyda Goal 32'
Gomaa Goal 68'
Stade de Marrakech
Referee: Slim Jedidi (Tunisia)

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

Additional information: 2012 Summer Olympics
First round[edit]

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9
 Egypt 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
 Belarus 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
 New Zealand 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
26 July 2012
19:45
Brazil  3–2  Egypt
Rafael Goal 16'
Damião Goal 26'
Neymar Goal 30'
Report Aboutrika Goal 52'
Salah Goal 76'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 26,812
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)

29 July 2012
12:00
Egypt  1–1  New Zealand
Salah Goal 40' Report Wood Goal 17'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 50,050
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Great Britain)

1 August 2012
14:30
Egypt  3–1  Belarus
Salah Goal 56'
Mohsen Goal 73'
Aboutrika Goal 79'
Report Varankow Goal 87'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 8,732
Referee: Roberto García (Mexico)
Quarter-finals[edit]
4 August 2012
12:00
Japan  3–0  Egypt
Nagai Goal 14'
Yoshida Goal 78'
Otsu Goal 83'
Report

All-Africa Games record[edit]

All-Africa Games
Appearances: 7
Year/Host Round Pld W D L GF GA
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville 1965 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Nigeria Lagos 1973 Bronze Medal 5 3 0 2 12 12
Algeria Algiers 1978 Withdrew after Round 1 3 2 1 0 6 2
Kenya Nairobi 1987 Gold Medal 5 3 1 1 7 5
Egypt Cairo 1991 Fifth Place 4 1 1 2 5 6
Zimbabwe Harare 1995 Gold Medal 5 4 0 1 8 3
South Africa Johannesburg 1999 Didn't qualify
Nigeria Abuja 2003 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 2 6
Algeria Algiers 2007 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 4 8
Mozambique Maputo 2011 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 7/10 28 13 3 12 44 39

Recent and future matches[edit]

Recent results

Official Match Friendly Match TOTAL
Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Home Matches 3 3 0 0 7 0 12 9 3 0 31 4 15 12 3 0 38 4
Away Matches 8 3 1 4 9 8 12 7 2 3 19 15 20 10 3 7 28 23
TOTAL 11 6 1 4 16 8 24 16 5 3 50 19 35 22 6 7 66 27
ALL THE RESULTS
Date Team Result Score Type Venue Commenets
25 July 2010 Togo Togo U-23 W 5–0 Friendly Tournament Egypt Petro Sport Stadium, Cairo, Egypt Group A Match 1
27 July 2010 Kenya Kenya U-23 W 11–1 Friendly Tournament Egypt Petro Sport Stadium, Cairo, Egypt Group A Match 2
29 July 2010 Nigeria Nigeria U-23 W 3–0 Friendly Tournament Egypt Petro Sport Stadium, Cairo, Egypt Group A Match 3
2 August 2010 Cameroon Cameroon U-23 W 2–0 Friendly Tournament Egypt Petro Sport Stadium, Cairo, Egypt Semi Final
5 August 2010 Morocco Morocco U-23 W 1–0 Friendly Tournament Egypt Petro Sport Stadium, Cairo, Egypt Final Match
7 October 2010 United Arab Emirates UAE U-23 L 0–3 Friendly Match United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain, UAE
10 October 2010 United Arab Emirates UAE U-23 W 3–1 Friendly Match United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium, Al Ain, UAE
18 November 2010 Moldova Moldova U-23 W 5–0 Friendly Match Egypt Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt
8 December 2010 South Africa South Africa U-23 D 1–1 Friendly Match Egypt Petro Sport Stadium, Cairo, Egypt
8 January 2011 South Africa South Africa U-23 W 2–0 Friendly Match South Africa Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
25 March 2011 Botswana Botswana U-23 W 2–0 2012 Olympic qualifier Egypt Petro Sport Stadium, Cairo, Egypt
3 April 2011 Sudan Sudan U-23 W 1–0 Friendly Match Sudan EL Marikh Stadium, Khartoum, Sudan
8 April 2011 Botswana Botswana U-23 L 1–2 2012 Olympic qualifier Botswana Gaborone National Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana
4 June 2011 Sudan Sudan U-23 D 0–0 2012 Olympic qualifier Sudan Khartoum Stadium, Khartoum, Sudan
18 June 2011 Sudan Sudan U-23 W 2–0 2012 Olympic qualifier Egypt Harras El-Hedoud Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt
10 August 2011 Japan Japan U-23 L 1–2 Friendly Match Japan Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan
2 September 2011 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone L 1–2 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Sierra Leone National Stadium, Freetown, Sierra Leone Played in place of 1st Team
7 October 2011 Niger Niger W 3–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Egypt Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt Played in place of 1st Team
November 2011 Senegal Senegal U-23 D 0–0 Friendly Match Egypt Petro Sport Stadium, Cairo, Egypt
November 2011 Senegal Senegal U-23 D 1–1 Friendly Match Egypt Petro Sport Stadium, Cairo, Egypt
27 November 2011 Gabon Gabon U-23 W 1–0 2011 CAF U-23 Championship Finals Morocco Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco Group B Match 1
30 November 2011 Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire U-23 L 0–1 2011 CAF U-23 Championship Finals Morocco Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco Group B Match 2
3 December 2011 South Africa South Africa U-23 W 2–0 2011 CAF U-23 Championship Finals Morocco Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco Group B Match 3
7 December 2011 Morocco Morocco U-23 L 2–3 2011 CAF U-23 Championship Finals Morocco Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco Semi Final Match
10 December 2011 Senegal Senegal U-23 W 2–0 2011 CAF U-23 Championship Finals Morocco Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco 3rd Place Match
21 February 2012 Romania Romania U-23 D 1–1 Friendly Match United Arab Emirates Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, UAE
24 February 2012 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan U-23 W 3–1 Friendly Match United Arab Emirates Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, UAE
28 February 2012 Spain Spain U-23 L 1–3 Friendly Match Spain Estadio El Malecón, Torrelavega, Spain
13 March 2012 Egypt Egypt W 2–1 Friendly Match Egypt Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt
16 March 2012 Switzerland FC Basel[1] W 4–3 Friendly Match Switzerland Stadion Rankhof, Basel, Switzerland
19 April 2012 Costa Rica Costa Rica U-23 W 1–0 Friendly Match Costa Rica Estadio José Rafael, Cartago, Costa Rica
25 April 2012 Uruguay Uruguay U-23 D 0–0 Friendly Match Uruguay Estadio Parque Artigas, Paysandú, Uruguay
23 May 2012 Netherlands Netherlands U-21 L 0–3 Toulon Tournament 2012 France Stade Perruc, Hyères, France
25 May 2012 Turkey Turkey U-23 D 1–1 Toulon Tournament 2012 France Stade de l'Estérel, Saint-Raphaël, France
27 May 2012 Japan Japan U-23 W 3–2 Toulon Tournament 2012 France Le Grand Stade, Le Lavandou, France
24 June 2012 Sudan Sudan D 1–1 Arab Nations Cup 2012 Saudi Arabia Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah, KSA
27 June 2012 Iraq Iraq L 1–2 Arab Nations Cup 2012 Saudi Arabia Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium, Jeddah, KSA
30 June 2012 Lebanon Lebanon D 1–1 Arab Nations Cup 2012 Saudi Arabia King Fahd Stadium, Ta’if, KSA
16 July 2012 Belgium Lierse W 2–1 Friendly Match Belgium Herman Vanderpoortenstadion, Lier, Belgium
19 July 2012 Honduras Honduras U-23 L 0–1 Friendly Match France France
26 July 2012 Brazil Brazil U-23 L 2–3 2012 Olympics United Kingdom Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, United Kingdom Group C Match 1
29 July 2012 New Zealand New Zealand U-23 D 1–1 2012 Olympics United Kingdom Old Trafford, Manchester, United Kingdom Group C Match 2
1 August 2012 Belarus Belarus U-23 W 3–1 2012 Olympics United Kingdom Hampden Park, Glasgow, United Kingdom Group C Match 3
4 August 2012 Japan Japan U-23 L 0–3 2012 Olympics United Kingdom Old Trafford, Manchester, United Kingdom Quarter-finals

Current squad and recent call ups[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were selected to go to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Note: The rules for the 2012 Summer Olympics state that any team can have up to 3 players over the age of 23 while the rest need to be born on or after January 1, 1989. Players marked with a "*" after their name means that they are over-aged players called in as reinforcements.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ahmed El-Shenawy (1991-01-29)29 January 1991 (aged 21) 21 0 Egypt Al Masry
16 1GK Mohamed Bassam (1990-12-25)25 December 1990 (aged 21) 4 0 Egypt El Geish
2 2DF Mahmoud Alaa El-Din (1991-01-01)1 January 1991 (aged 21) 16 0 Egypt Haras El-Hodood
3 2DF Ali Fathy (1992-01-02)2 January 1992 (aged 20) 18 0 Egypt Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab
4 2DF Omar Gaber (1992-01-30)30 January 1992 (aged 20) 20 2 Egypt Zamalek
6 2DF Ahmed Hegazy (1991-01-25)25 January 1991 (aged 21) 26 0 Italy Fiorentina
7 2DF Ahmed Fathi* (1984-11-10) November 10, 1984 (age 29) 5 0 Egypt Al-Ahly
12 2DF Islam Ramadan (1990-11-01)1 November 1990 (aged 21) 25 0 Egypt Haras El Hodood
15 2DF Saad Samir (1989-04-01)1 April 1989 (aged 23) 20 0 Egypt Al-Ahly
5 3MF Mohamed Aboutrika* (captain) (1978-11-07) November 7, 1978 (age 35) 5 2 Egypt Al-Ahly
8 3MF Shehab El-Din Ahmed (1990-08-22)22 August 1990 (aged 21) 26 1 Egypt Al-Ahly
13 3MF Saleh Gomaa (1993-08-01)1 August 1993 (aged 18) 23 3 Egypt ENPPI
14 3MF Hossam Hassan (1989-04-30)30 April 1989 (aged 23) 36 1 Egypt Al Masry
17 3MF Mohamed El-Nenny (1992-07-19)19 July 1992 (aged 20) 25 3 Egypt Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab
9 4FW Marwan Mohsen (1989-02-26)26 February 1989 (aged 23) 38 21 Egypt Petrojet
10 4FW Emad Moteab* (1983-02-23) February 23, 1983 (age 31) 5 1 Egypt Al-Ahly
11 4FW Mohamed Salah (1992-06-15)15 June 1992 (aged 20) 21 11 England Chelsea
18 4FW Ahmed Magdi (1989-12-09)9 December 1989 (aged 22) 18 3 Egypt Ghazl El Mahalla

Recent call-ups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mohamed Abougabal (1989-01-29)29 January 1989 (aged 23) 8 0 Egypt ENPPI {{{latest}}}
GK Ali Lotfi (1989-10-14)14 October 1989 (aged 22) 11 0 Egypt ENPPI {{{latest}}}
DF Moaz El-Henawy (1990-01-29)29 January 1990 (aged 23) 25 0 Egypt Al-Moqawloon {{{latest}}}
DF Mohamed Abdel Fattah (1991-04-17)17 April 1991 (aged 22) 0 0 Egypt Al Ahly {{{latest}}}
DF Ayman Ashraf (1991-04-09)9 April 1991 (aged 20) 1 0 Egypt Al Ahly {{{latest}}}
DF Salah Soliman (1990-01-20)20 January 1990 (aged 22) 13 1 Egypt Zamalek {{{latest}}}
DF Ahmed Sobhi (1993-01-01)1 January 1993 (aged 19) 9 0 Egypt ENPPI {{{latest}}}
MF Mahmoud Abdel-Moneam Kahraba (1994-10-01)1 October 1994 (aged 18) 5 1 Egypt ENPPI {{{latest}}}
MF Sherif Ibrahim (1994-10-12)12 October 1994 (aged 18) 0 0 Spain Espanyol {{{latest}}}
MF Amr Al-Sulaya (1989-04-01)1 April 1989 (aged 23) 21 4 Egypt Ismaily SC {{{latest}}}
MF Hossam Arafat (1990-01-18)18 January 1990 (aged 22) 2 1 Egypt Zamalek {{{latest}}}
MF Ahmed Nabil Manga (1991-12-24)24 December 1991 (aged 20) Egypt Al-Ahly {{{latest}}}
MF Hesham Mohamed (1989-01-03)3 January 1989 (aged 23) 13 1 Egypt Al Ahly {{{latest}}}
MF Mohamed Ibrahim (1992-03-01)1 March 1992 (aged 20) 12 0 Egypt Zamalek {{{latest}}}
MF Mohamed Ghazy Sobhy (1992-11-12)12 November 1992 (aged 19) 11 0 Egypt ENPPI {{{latest}}}
MF Ahmed Hamoudi (1990-12-24)24 December 1990 (aged 21) 4 1 Egypt Smouha {{{latest}}}
FW Ahmed Shoukry (1989-07-21)21 July 1989 (aged 23) 21 7 Egypt Al Ahly {{{latest}}}
FW Ahmed Hassan Koka (1993-03-05)5 March 1993 (aged 19) 2 0 Portugal Rio Ave {{{latest}}}
FW Ahmed Shroyda (1990-10-21)21 October 1990 (aged 21) 22 5 Egypt Al Masry {{{latest}}}

Tournament records[edit]

Results[edit]


CAF U-23 Championship[edit]

CAF U-23 Championship
Hosts/Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Morocco Morocco 2011 Third Place 5 3 0 2 7 4

Former squads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marti, Caspar (2012). "Munteres Testspiel gegen Ägyptens Olympia-Auswahl endet 3:4". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2012-03-16.  (German)