Egypt national football team

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Egypt
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Pharaohs
Association Egyptian Football Association
Sub-confederation UNAF (North Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Héctor Cúper
Captain Ahmed Fathi
Most caps Ahmed Hassan (176)
Top scorer Hossam Hassan (68)
Home stadium Cairo International Stadium
FIFA code EGY
FIFA ranking 55 Steady (9 July 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 9
Lowest FIFA ranking 60
Elo ranking 2
Highest Elo ranking 8 (August 2010)
Lowest Elo ranking 40 (March 1986, June 1997)
First international
 Italy 2–1 Egypt 
(Ghent, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
Biggest win
 Egypt 15–0 Laos 
(Indonesia; November 1963)
Biggest defeat
 Italy 11–3 Egypt 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 10 June 1928)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1934)
Best result group stage
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 22 (First in 1957)
Best result Champions: 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, and 2010
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1999)
Best result 1st round: 1999, 2009

The Egypt national football team, also known as The Pharaohs, represents Egypt in association football and is governed by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), the governing body for football in Egypt. Egypt's home ground is Cairo International Stadium in Cairo and their head coach is Héctor Cúper. They are the most successful African team at Confederation level, winning the ACN seven times: the inaugural ACN in Sudan in 1957, three times at home in 1959, 1986 and 2006, with the remaining being in Burkina Faso in 1998, Ghana in 2008, and Angola in 2010. Egypt have been as high as 9th in the FIFA World Rankings, making them one of only three African national teams to enter the world top ten. Despite the Egyptian AFCONs record, Egypt has so far made only two appearances in the FIFA World Cup (1934 and 1990) failing to win a game on both occasions. The Egypt national team was also the first African and Middle Eastern team to qualify to the World Cup.

History[edit]

The first Egyptian national football team was constituted in 1920 to compete in the Summer Olympics in Belgium. The opening match of their campaign was a loss against the Italians. Egypt had appeared in two FIFA World Cups and they are the most successful team in the Africa Cup of Nations, winning the competition seven times, with the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations being the most recent one.

Egypt in the FIFA World Cup[edit]

Egypt participated in two FIFA World Cups, in which were in 1934 and in 1990. For the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Ghana eliminated Egypt with a aggregate score of 7-3 in the last round of the qualifying stages in the CAF section.[1]

Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

Egypt first participated in the first Africa Cup of Nations tournament in 1957. In their first game, which was a semi-final, they faced Sudan, winning 2-1 with goals from Raafat Attia and Ad-Diba, enabling Egypt to play in their first final. In the final, they faced Ethiopia, in which Egpyt won 4-0, with these goals being scored by Ad-Diba, thus making them champions for the first time in the Africa Cup of Nations. The top scorer of this tournament was from Egypt with three goals.[2]

In their second participation in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1959, Egypt became champions again. There were only three teams in that tournament, being Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt itself. Egypt again was undefeated in this tournament, like in the previous tournament in 1957, defeating both Ethiopia and Sudan.[3]

Their third appearance, which was in the 1962 African Cup of Nations, hosted in Ethiopia, in which Egypt faced Uganda in the semi-finals, there were only four teams in this tournament, by a score of 2-1. Egypt then advanced to the finals, where they faced the hosts Ethiopia, but they lost 4-2 during extra time, thus losing their first final in the Africa Cup of Nations, along with Ethiopia being champions for the first time and also being the first nation to win it other than Egypt, who were champions twice.[4]

Their fourth appearance came in 1963 in Ghana. Egypt was placed in Group B with Sudan and Nigeria, winning Nigeria with a score of 6-3, but drawing 2-2 against Sudan. Despite being undefeated in the group stage, they were ranked second, behind Sudan by goal difference. Egypt, as runner-ups in Group B, participated in the 3rd place match, playing against Ethiopia, winning Ethiopia 3-0.[5]

For the 1965 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt did qualify for the tournament, but they withdrew because of their diplomatic relationship with Tunisia, who were hosts of the tournament.[6]

Again, Egypt withdrew from the 1968 Africa Cup of Nations, against hosted in Ethiopia.[7]

In the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted again in Sudan, Egypt were in Group B along with Ghana, Guinea, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known as Congo-Kinshasa back then. In their opening match, Egypt defeated Guinea by a score of 4-1, in which Ali Abo Greisha scored twice, Hassan El-Shazly scored once, and Taha Basry also scored once during that game. Egypt's next game was against Ghana, which ended as a 1-1 draw, with Ibrahim Sunday scoring for Ghana and Bazooka scoring for Egypt. In their third game in this tournament, they faced Congo-Kinshasa, in which Egypt won 1-0 by a goal from Abo Greisha. Egypt ended being in first place, thus advancing to the next round, where they faced Sudan. In the game against Sudan, Egypt lost their first game in the Africa Cup of Nations by a scored of 2-1, with El-Shazly scoring the equalizer that put Egypt to extra time, before being scored again by Sudan, thus eliminating them from playing the final. However, in the third place match, they won Ivory Coast by a score of 3-1, making Egypt become third place again in this tournament.[8]

For the 1972 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt failed to qualify for the first time in this tournament after being eliminated by Morocco by an aggregate score of 5-3.[9]

However, Egypt returned for the 1974 African Cup of Nations, in which they were hosts for the first time. In the group stage, Egypt were in Group A with Zambia, Uganda, and the Ivory Coast. Egypt was successful, defeating Uganda 2-1, Zambia with a score of 3-1, and the Ivory Coast by a score of 2-0. They progressed to the semi-finals to play against Zaire. Egypt lost 2-3 against Zaire, so Egypt had to face Congo for third place. Egypt won Congo by a score of 4-0.[10]

In the 1976 African Cup of Nations, in Ethiopia, they were in Group A with the hosts Ethiopia, Guinea, and Uganda. Egypt defeated Uganda 2-1, but drew against Uganda 1-1 and Ethiopia, also 1-1. Despite this, Egypt advanced to the final round. In the final round, Egypt lost all their games. Egypt lost to Morocco 2-1, 4-2 against Guinea, and 3-2 against Nigeria. However, they scored in these three matches.[11] This is the first Africa Cup of Nations tournament that Egypt lost 3 consecutive games.

Egypt again failed to qualify for the 1978 African Cup of Nations in Ghana.[12]

Egypt reappeared for the 1980 African Cup of Nations in Nigeria. Egypt, Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, and Tanzania, were in Group A. They won in their first game against the Ivory Coast 2-1, defeated Tanzania 2-1 too, but lost to the host Nigeria by a score of 1-0, scored by Okey Isima. Egypt progressed to the next round which was the semi-finals, to face Algeria. Egypt lost this game 4-2 in penalties, after drawing 2-2 after extra time. For the third place match, Egypt lost to Morocco, making Egypt being in the fourth place rank.[13]

Egypt withdrew during qualifying for the 1982 Africa Cup of Nations in Libya.[14]

For the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt returned. Egypt, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, and Togo, were drawn in Group A. Egypt won against Cameroon 1-0, the Ivory Coast 1-2, but drew with Togo 0-0. Egypt advanced to the next round, the semi-finals, to face Nigeria. Egypt lost to Nigeria in penalties, with the score in penalties being 7-8, after drawing 2-2. For the third place match, Egypt lost 3-1 to Algeria.[15]

Even though Egypt were in fourth place in the previous tournament, it changed. In the 1986 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt became the host again. In their opening game, Egypt lost to Senegal 1-0. However, Egypt went on to win their two remaining games in the group stage, with scores of 2-0 against the Ivory Coast, and 2-0 against Mozambique. Egypt were in first place in Group A, and in the semi-finals, Egypt won against Morocco 1-0, advancing to the final since the 1962 edition, to play against Cameroon, who had Roger Milla. Egypt won the game 5-4 in penalties, after drawing 0-0, thus becoming champions for the third time since the tournament from 1959.[16]

In the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco, Egypt were not as successful than in the 1986 edition. Egypt entered this championship as the current title holders. They were in Group B with Cameroon, Nigeria, and Kenya. In their game against Cameroon, they lost 1-0 by a goal from Roger Milla. However, they did not lose against Nigeria and Kenya, as Egypt drew 1-1 against Nigeria in Stade Moulay Abdellah in Rabat, and defeated Kenya 3-0, also in Stade Moulay Abdellah, with two goals from Gamal Abdelhamid and one goal from Ayman Younes. Despite, they were a point below from entering the next round, which was the semi-finals.[17]

In the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria, it got worse. Egypt did qualify for this tournament, and they were put in Group A, along with Algeria, Nigeria, and the Ivory Coast. Egypt lost all their group stage games, thus making Egypt fail to obtain at least one point for the first time in the Africa Cup of Nations. The scores the 3-1 defeat to the Ivory Coast, the 1-0 defeat to Nigeria, and the 2-0 defeat to Algeria.[18]

In the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted in Senegal, Egypt entered by qualifying to this tournament. Egypt were placed in Group D with Ghana and Zambia. In their game against Zambia, Egypt lost 1-0. In their game against Nigeria, they lost again by a score of 1-0 too. Egypt again failed to obtain a least a point for the second time, being consecutive, along with losing all their games in the group stage.[18]

In the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, in Tunisia, Egypt were in Group B with Nigeria and Gabon. In their first game, against Gabon, Egypt won 4-0 with goals from Ayman Mansour, Hamza El-Gamal, in which they scored once in that game, and Bashir Abdel Samad, who scored two. In their second game, they drew against Nigeria 0-0. Egypt were able to qualify to the next round, which were the quarter-finals, being first place in Group B by goal difference, to face Mali. In this game, Egypt lost 0-1 to Mali in Stade El Menzah in Tunis, thus knocking out Egypt from the tournament.[19]

In the 1996 edition, hosted in South Africa, Egypt participated in this tournament. Egypt were placed in Group A with the hosts South Africa, Cameroon, and Angola. In their first game, Egypt faced Angola, successful winning 2-1 with both goals scored from Ahmed El-Kass. In their second game, however, Egypt lost 2-1 against Cameroon. In their third game, against South Africa, Egypt defeated South Africa 0-1, with the goal from El-Kass. Egypt qualified to the quarter-finals, as runner-ups of the group, being behind the hosts. In the quarter-finals, Egypt were to face Zambia. In this game, Egypt lost 3-1. This eliminated Egypt, with South Africa winning their first title, and as hosts.[20]

In the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations, in Burkina Faso, Egypt qualified for this tournament. Egypt were placed in Group D, with Mozambique, Zambia, and Morocco. In their first game, Egypt won Mozambique 2-0, with the two goals from Hossam Hassan. In the game against Zambia, Egypt again won 4-0, with the goals being a hat trick from Hassan and one from Radwan. In their third game however, Egypt lost against Morocco, 1-0, with the goal scored in the 90th minute from Mustapha Hadji. Despite this defeat, Egypt qualified to the quarter-finals, as runners-up of Group D, and they were to face against the Ivory Coast. In this game, Egypt won 5-4 in penalties, after a 0-0 draw. This made Egypt advance to the semi-finals since the 1986 tournament. In their semi-final, Egypt faced the hosts Burkina Faso, in which Egypt defeated Burkina Faso by a score of 2-0, with the goals scored from Hassan. This made Egypt go to the final since the 1986 tournament, the same tournament that was their last tournament as champions, to play against South Africa. In the final, Egypt were successful, winning 2-0, with a goal from Ahmed Hassan and a goal from Tarek Mostafa. Egypt won their fourth title since they won as hosts in the 1986 tournament.[21]

For the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt entered as the defending champions. This tournament was in Ghana and Nigeria. They were in Group C with Senegal, Zambia, and Burkina Faso. In these three games, Egypt won the three of them. Their match against Zambia was a 2-0 victory, a 1-0 victory over Senegal, and a 4-2 win against Burkina Faso. With these three victories, Egypt were the group leaders and they advanced to the quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals, they lost to Tunisia 0-1, the goal was scored by a penalty kick. Egypt were eliminated from the tournament, in which Cameroon won their third title.[22]

In the 2002 African Cup of Nations, in Mali, Egypt qualified for this tournament. Egypt were placed in Group D with Senegal, Tunisia, and Zambia. In their opening match, Egypt lost 0-1 to Senegal. However, Egypt won their two remaining group stage games, with the scores of 1-0 against Tunisia and 2-1 against Zambia. Egypt advanced to the quarter-finals, as runner-ups, with six points, to face Cameroon. In this game, being Cameroon vs. Egypt, in the quarter-finals, Egypt lost 1-0. This score eliminated Egypt. In this tournament, Cameroon won their fourth title, being the second title won consecutively.[23]

Egypt qualified to the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations, which was hosted in Tunisia. Egypt were placed in Group C with Algeria, Zimbabwe, and Cameroon. Egypt won 1-2 against Zimbabwe, lost 2-1 against Algeria, and drew 0-0 against Cameroon. Egypt failed to qualify for the quarter-finals due to that Algeria scored a goal more than Egypt, after leveling on points and goal difference. Tunisia, the hosts won their first title, winning Morocco in the final.[24]

The 2006 Africa Cup of Nations was hosted in Egypt, making Egypt automatically qualified. They were in Group A with Libya, Morocco, and the Ivory Coast. In the opening match, Egypt defeated Libya 3-0. In the second game, Egypt drew 0-0 against Morocco. However, in the third game, Egypt won 3-1 against the Ivory Coast, thus making Egypt as the group leader and advancing to the next round, the quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals phase, Egypt faced DR Congo, in which Egypt won 4-1, thus making Egypt advance to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, Egypt faced Senegal. In this game, Egypt won Senegal 2-1, thus making Egypt qualify for the final to face the Ivory Coast, after playing against each other in the group stage. In the final match, Egypt drew 0-0 with the Ivory Coast, sending them to extra time, and still, the score remained 0-0. After extra time, the game was taking to the penalty shoot-out phase. In the penalty shoot-out phase, Egypt were victorious, winning 4-2 against the Ivory Coast, and claiming their fifth title, being the third title won as hosts, the last time Egypt won the tournament before this one was in 1986.[25]

In the 2008 African Nations Cup in Ghana, Egypt qualified for this tournament. In this tournament, Egypt were placed in Group C with Cameroon, Zambia, and Sudan. Egypt won Cameroon 4-2, won against Libya by a score of 3-0, but drawing 1-1 against Zambia. Egypt entered the quarter-finals as the group leader. In the quarter-final, Egypt faced and won Angola 2-1. Then, Egypt advanced to the semi-finals to face the Ivory Coast. The last time they faced each other was in the 2006 final, in which Egypt won that game and thus winning their fifth title. In the semi-finals, Egypt were victorious, winning the Ivory Coast 1-4. Egypt advanced to the finals to face the Cameroonians. In this game, Egypt won the game 0-1 by a goal from Mohamed Aboutrika, thus making Egypt win their sixth title.[26] This also made Egypt win two consecutive Africa Cup of Nations twice.

In the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, in Angola, Egypt qualified for this tournament. Egypt were in Group C with Nigeria, Benin, and Mozambique. Egypt won their three group stage games in this tournament, thus advancing to the quarter-finals, to face Cameroon. In this match, Egypt won 3-1 after extra time, thus eliminating the Cameroonian team, along with Egypt going to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, they Algeria, in which Egypt won 4-0, thus making Egypt go to the final for the third consecutive time, the previous two were in 2006 and in 2008. In the final, Egypt faced Ghana. In this game, Egypt won 0-1 against Ghana, with the goal being from Gedo. By this victory, this made Egypt win their seventh title, win their third consecutive, being the first nation to win three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations titles, and thus becoming the most successful team in this tournament.[27]

However, for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, even though Egypt were the defending champions, they failed to qualify.

They also failed to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

For the third consecutive time, Egypt failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, this time in Equatorial Guinea in 2015.

For the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which is going to be hosted in Gabon, Egypt have to qualify to enter. Egypt were seeded into Group G with Nigeria, Tanzania, and Chad. In their first game, which is against Tanzania, Egypt won Tanzania 3-0. This made Egypt be the group leader in Group G by goal difference because both Egypt and Nigeria have won their first game in their qualification campaign for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, with both nations having three points.[28]

Kit providers[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Current staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Head Coach Argentina Héctor Cúper
Assistant coach Egypt Osama Nabih
Goalkeeping coach Egypt Ahmed Nagy
Team director Egypt Alaa Abdul Aziz
Analyst and Translator Egypt Mahmoud Fayez
Fitness coach Argentina Antoni Sirigu
Team doctor Egypt Ossama Al Shaer
Masseur Egypt Badr Hamed
Physiotherapist Egypt Hossam El Ibrashy
Dietitian Egypt
Psychiatrist Egypt
Kit manager Egypt Abdullah El Sayed
Media officer Egypt Walid Mahdy

Former managers[edit]

[31]

 

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18 players were called up for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Tanzania on 14 June 2015.
Caps and goals as of June 14, 2015 consequent to the match against Tanzania.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ahmed El-Shenawy (1991-05-14) 14 May 1991 (age 24) 20 0 Egypt Zamalek
16 1GK Aly Lotfi (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Egypt ENPPI
2 2DF Ramy Rabia (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 22) 11 3 Portugal Sporting
3 2DF Saad Samir (1989-04-01) 1 April 1989 (age 26) 2 0 Egypt Al Ahly
6 2DF Ahmed Hegazy (1991-01-25) 25 January 1991 (age 24) 21 1 Italy Perugia
7 2DF Ahmed Fathy (captain) (1984-11-10) 10 November 1984 (age 30) 109 3 Egypt Al Ahly
12 2DF Hazem Emam (1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 26) 11 1 Egypt Zamalek
13 2DF Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (1985-07-01) 1 July 1985 (age 30) 36 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli Jeddah
5 3MF Ibrahim Salah (1987-04-01) 1 April 1987 (age 28) 25 1 Egypt Zamalek
8 3MF Mostafa Fathi (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Egypt Zamalek
11 3MF Saleh Gomaa (1993-08-01) 1 August 1993 (age 22) 11 0 Egypt Al Ahly
14 3MF Ramadan Sobhy (1997-06-27) 27 June 1997 (age 18) 1 0 Egypt Al Ahly
17 3MF Mohamed El-Nenny (1992-07-11) 11 July 1992 (age 23) 36 2 Switzerland Basel
4 4FW Kahraba (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 21) 5 0 Egypt Zamalek
9 4FW Ahmed Hassan Mekky (1987-04-20) 20 April 1987 (age 28) 25 5 Egypt Zamalek
10 4FW Mohamed Salah (1992-06-15) 15 June 1992 (age 23) 37 23 England Chelsea
15 4FW Basem Morsi (1991-07-26) 26 July 1991 (age 24) 3 3 Egypt Zamalek
18 4FW Mohamed El-Gabbas (1988-07-21) 21 July 1988 (age 27) 8 1 Egypt Wadi Degla

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mohamed Awad (1992-07-06) 6 July 1992 (age 23) 0 0 Egypt Ismaily v.  Tanzania, 8 June 2015
GK Sherif Ekramy (1983-07-01) 1 July 1983 (age 32) 17 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
GK Mohamed El-Shenawy (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Egypt Petrojet v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
GK Essam El-Hadary (1973-01-15) 15 January 1973 (age 42) 142 0 Egypt Wadi Degla v.  Tunisia, 19 November 2014
GK Mohamed Sobhy (1981-08-30) 30 August 1981 (age 33) 6 0 Egypt Smouha v.  Tunisia, 19 November 2014
GK Amir Abdelhamid (1979-04-24) 24 April 1979 (age 36) 2 0 Egypt Wadi Degla v.  Botswana, 15 October 2014
DF Ali Gabr (1987-01-10) 10 January 1987 (age 28) 3 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Tanzania, 14 June 2015
DF Karim Hafez (1996-03-12) 12 March 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Greece AEK Athens v.  Tanzania, 8 June 2015
MF Ahmed Elmohamady (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 27) 71 2 England Hull City v.  Malawi, 8 June 2015
DF Ragab Nabil (1993-10-18) 18 October 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Egypt Wadi Degla v.  Malawi, 8 June 2015
DF Mohamed Nagieb (1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 32) 16 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
DF Shawky El Said (1987-01-01) 1 January 1987 (age 28) 3 0 Egypt Ismaily v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
DF Hussein Sayed (1991-09-18) 18 September 1991 (age 23) 2 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
DF Sabri Raheel (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 27) 3 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Tunisia, 19 November 2014
DF Bahaa Magdi (1989-06-24) 24 June 1989 (age 26) 0 0 Egypt Ismaily v.  Tunisia, 19 November 2014
DF Salah Soliman (1990-01-20) 20 January 1990 (age 25) 0 0 Egypt ENPPI v.  Tunisia, 19 November 2014
DF Okka (1984-01-03) 3 January 1984 (age 31) 29 1 Egypt Smouha v.  Tunisia, 10 September 2014
DF Ali Ghazal (1992-02-01) 1 February 1992 (age 23) 5 0 Portugal Nacional v.  Tunisia, 10 September 2014
MF Omar Gaber (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 23) 14 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Tanzania, 14 June 2015
MF Ahmed Tawfik (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Tanzania, 14 June 2015
MF Amr Al-Sulaya (1990-02-04) 4 February 1990 (age 25) 20 0 Egypt Ismaily v.  Malawi, 8 June 2015
MF Mahmoud Kaoud (1988-08-27) 27 August 1988 (age 26) 1 0 Egypt ENPPI v.  Malawi, 8 June 2015
MF Mohamed Ashraf (1995-07-13) 13 July 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Egypt El-Geish v.  Malawi, 8 June 2015
MF Hossam Ghaly (1981-12-15) 15 December 1981 (age 33) 66 3 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
MF Walid Soliman (1984-12-01) 1 December 1984 (age 30) 24 1 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
MF Ibrahim Abdel-Khaleq (1986-04-20) 20 April 1986 (age 29) 4 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
MF Trezeguet (1994-10-01) 1 October 1994 (age 20) 3 1 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
MF Ayman Hefny (1985-12-31) 31 December 1985 (age 29) 2 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
MF Ahmed Hamoudi (1989-07-21) 21 July 1989 (age 26) 10 1 Switzerland Basel v.  Tunisia, 19 November 2014
MF Hosny Abd Rabo (1984-11-01) 1 November 1984 (age 30) 100 17 Egypt Ismaily v.  Tunisia, 10 September 2014
MF Shikabala (1986-03-05) 5 March 1986 (age 29) 27 1 Portugal Sporting v.  Tunisia, 10 September 2014
FW Mohamed Hamdy (1991-05-16) 16 May 1991 (age 24) 1 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Tanzania, 14 June 2015
FW Salah Ashour (1987-09-08) 8 September 1987 (age 27) 4 0 Egypt ENPPI v.  Malawi, 8 June 2015
FW Mohamed Salem (1991-06-27) 27 June 1991 (age 24) 1 0 Egypt Zamalek v.  Malawi, 8 June 2015
FW Emad Moteab (1983-02-20) 20 February 1983 (age 32) 72 28 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
FW Khaled Kamar (1988-02-02) 2 February 1988 (age 27) 10 1 Egypt Smouha v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
FW Koka (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 22) 3 1 Portugal Rio Ave v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
MF Moamen Zakaria (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 27) 3 0 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Equatorial Guinea, 26 March 2015
FW Arafa El-Sayed (1988-10-23) 23 October 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Egypt El-Geish v.  Tunisia, 19 November 2014
FW Amr Gamal (1991-08-03) 3 August 1991 (age 24) 7 2 Egypt Al Ahly v.  Botswana, 15 October 2014
FW Hany El-Agazy (1985-01-18) 18 January 1985 (age 30) 1 0 Egypt Smouha v.  Botswana, 10 October 2014
Notes
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Matches in last 12 months, as well as any future scheduled matches.

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

Records[edit]

As of 14 June 2015. Players in bold are still active at international level.

On 31 January 2010, Egypt set a new record, not being defeated for 19 consecutive African Cup of Nations matches, since their last match at the 2004 African Cup of Nations. Egypt also won their 9th consecutive match in the ACN, beating Ghana in the 2010 African Cup of Nations final match, and becoming the first team to win three consecutive ACN titles.

Subsequent to leading Egypt to its third consecutive ACN victory under his tenure, Egypt coach Hassan Shehata was offered the role of coaching the Nigeria national football team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.[34] In February 2010, the EFA agreed to let Shehata take charge of Nigeria in 2010 World Cup only if official request was sent.[35] Ultimately, Shehata did not take the position.

Competitive records[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934 First Round 13th 1 0 0 1 2 4 Squad 2 2 0 0 11 2
France 1938 Withdrew
Brazil 1950 Did Not Enter
Switzerland 1954 Did Not Qualify 2 0 0 2 2 7
Sweden 1958 Withdrew
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970 Did Not Enter
West Germany 1974 Did Not Qualify 2 1 0 1 2 3
Argentina 1978 10 6 2 2 15 11
Spain 1982 2 0 1 1 0 1
Mexico 1986 6 3 2 1 3 4
Italy 1990 Group Stage 20th 3 0 2 1 1 2 Squad 8 4 3 1 7 2
United States 1994 Did Not Qualify 6 3 2 1 9 3
France 1998 6 3 1 2 15 5
South Korea Japan 2002 10 5 4 1 22 9
Germany 2006 10 5 2 3 26 15
South Africa 2010 13 9 1 3 22 7
Brazil 2014 8 7 0 1 19 14
Russia 2018 To Be Determined To Be Determined
Qatar 2022
Total Group Stage 2/20 4 0 2 2 3 6 85 48 18 19 153 83

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999 Group Stage 7th 3 0 2 1 5 9 Squad
South Korea Japan 2001 Did Not Qualify
France 2003
Germany 2005
South Africa 2009 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 4 7 Squad
Brazil 2013 Did Not Qualify
Russia 2017 To Be Determined
2021
Total Group Stage 2/9 6 1 2 3 9 16

Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record Africa Cup of Nations Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Sudan 1957 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 6 1 Squad No Qualification
United Arab Republic 1959 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 6 1 Squad No Qualification
Ethiopia 1962 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 5 Squad Qualified as defending champions
Ghana 1963 Semi-final 3rd 3 2 1 0 11 5 Squad
Tunisia 1965 Withdrew After Qualifying
Ethiopia 1968 Withdrew 3 2 1 0 6 4
Sudan 1970 Semi-final 3rd 5 3 1 1 10 5 Squad 2 1 1 0 2 1
Cameroon 1972 Did Not Qualify 4 3 0 1 6 6
Egypt 1974 Semi-final 3rd 5 4 0 1 13 5 Squad Qualified as hosts
Ethiopia 1976 Semi-final 4th 6 1 2 3 9 12 Squad 4 3 1 0 11 3
Ghana 1978 Did Not Qualify 2 0 1 1 5 4
Nigeria 1980 Semi-final 4th 5 2 1 2 6 7 Squad 2 1 0 1 4 3
Libya 1982 Withdrew 2 2 0 0 7 3
Ivory Coast 1984 Semi-final 4th 5 2 2 1 6 6 Squad 4 2 1 1 3 2
Egypt 1986 Champions 1st 5 3 1 1 5 1 Squad Qualified as hosts
Morocco 1988 Group Stage 6th 3 1 1 1 3 1 Squad Qualified as defending champions
Algeria 1990 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 6 Squad 4 2 1 1 8 2
Senegal 1992 Group Stage 11th 2 0 0 2 0 2 Squad 6 3 3 0 13 5
Tunisia 1994 Quarter-finals 5th 3 1 1 1 4 1 Squad 6 2 2 2 6 5
South Africa 1996 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 0 2 5 6 Squad 10 6 3 1 24 5
Burkina Faso 1998 Champions 1st 6 4 1 1 10 1 Squad 6 2 3 1 12 4
GhanaNigeria 2000 Quarter-finals 5th 4 3 0 1 7 3 Squad Qualified as defending champions
Mali 2002 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 0 2 3 3 Squad 6 4 1 1 11 6
Tunisia 2004 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 3 3 Squad 4 3 0 1 14 1
Egypt 2006 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 12 3 Squad Qualified as hosts
Ghana 2008 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 15 5 Squad 6 3 3 0 9 2
Angola 2010 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 15 2 Squad 7 9 1 3 22 7
GabonEquatorial Guinea 2012 Did Not Qualify 6 1 2 3 5 5
South Africa 2013 2 0 1 1 4 3
Equatorial Guinea 2015 6 2 0 4 5 6
Gabon 2017
Total 7 Titles 22/29 90 51 15 24 154 84 92 51 25 16 177 77

Arabic Cup of Nations[edit]

Arab Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Lebanon 1963 Did Not Participate
Kuwait 1964
Iraq 1966
Saudi Arabia 1985
Jordan 1988 Semi-final 3rd 6 3 2 1 6 0 Squad
Egypt 1992 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 5 3 Squad
Qatar 1998 Group Stage 10th 2 1 0 1 3 5 Squad
Kuwait 2002 Did Not Participate
Saudi Arabia 2012 Group Stage 7th 3 0 2 1 3 4 Squad
Total 1 Title 4/9 15 7 5 3 17 12

Olympic Games record[edit]

Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992.
Olympic Games
Appearances: 9
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 finals 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

Honours[edit]

African Competitions[edit]

Winners (7): Gold medal africa.svg 1957, Gold medal africa.svg 1959, Gold medal africa.svg 1986, Gold medal africa.svg 1998, Gold medal africa.svg 2006, Gold medal africa.svg 2008, Gold medal africa.svg 2010 (Most successful team)
Runners-up (1): Silver medal africa.svg 1962
Third place (3): Bronze medal africa.svg 1963, Bronze medal africa.svg 1970, Bronze medal africa.svg 1974
Fourth place (3): 1976, 1980, 1984
Champions (1): 1st 1987
Third place (1): 3rd 1973
Runners-up (2): 2nd 1988, 2007
Champions (1): 1st 2011 (Most successful team)

Arabic Competitions[edit]

Champions (4): 1st 1953,1st 1965,1st 1992,1st 2007 (Most successful team)
Runners-up (1): 2nd 1961
Champions (1): 1st 1992
Third Place (1): 3rd 1988
Champions (2): 1st 1972,1st 1975 (Most successful team)

Mediterranean Games[edit]

Champions (1): 1st 1955
Silver Medalist (1): 2nd 1951
Bronze Medalist (1): 3rd 1983

See also[edit]

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