Egypt national football team
(Arabic: الفراعنة al-Farāʿina)
|Association||Egyptian Football Association|
|Sub-confederation||UNAF (North Africa)|
|Head coach||Héctor Cúper|
|Most caps||Ahmed Hassan (184)|
|Top scorer||Hossam Hassan (68)|
|Home stadium||Cairo International Stadium
Borg El Arab Stadium
|Current||23 12 (9 February 2017)|
|Highest||9 (July–September 2010, December 2010)|
|Lowest||75 (March 2013)|
|Current||39 4 (5 February 2017)|
|Highest||11 (August 2010)|
|Lowest||62 (9 March 1986, 12 June 1997)|
| Italy 2–1 Egypt
(Ghent, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
| Egypt15–0 Laos
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 15 November 1963)
| Italy 11–3 Egypt
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 10 June 1928)
|Appearances||2 (first in 1966)|
|Best result||Group stage, 1934 and 1990|
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||23 (first in 1957)|
|Best result||Champions, 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, and 2010|
|Appearances||2 (first in 1999)|
|Best result||Group stage, 1999 and 2009|
The Egypt national football team (Arabic: منتخب مصر الوطني لكرة القدم), represents Egypt in men's International association football and is governed by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) (الإتحاد المصري لكرة القدم) founded in 1921, the governing body for football in Egypt. The team plays its home games at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, and their current head coach is Héctor Cúper.
Egypt is the most successful national team in Africa, having won the Africa Cup of Nations on a record seven occasions: the inaugural edition in 1957 and on home soil in 1959, as well as the 1986 edition, Burkina Faso in 1998, 2006, Ghana in 2008 and Angola in 2010 edition. Egypt has also been as high as ninth in the FIFA World Rankings, making the team one of only three African national teams to enter the world's top ten. Despite their continental record, Egypt has so far made only two appearances in the World Cup (in 1934 and 1990), failing to win a game on both occasions. The Egypt national team was the first African and Middle Eastern team to qualify for the World Cup.
- 1 History
- 2 Kit
- 3 Coaching staff
- 4 Players
- 5 Recent results and forthcoming fixtures
- 6 Records
- 7 Competitive records
- 8 Honours
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
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 2017 Africa Cup of Nations being the most recent one.
Egypt in the FIFA World Cup
Egypt qualified to the FIFA world cup twice in 1934 and 1990. Egypt was the first African country to qualify to the World Cup and lost to the Canada 52–2 in their first and only match. They only scored one goal in the 1990 World Cup scored by Magdy AbdelGhany to give the Egyptians their first point of the tournament.
Africa Cup of Nations
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 Egypt 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 Ad-Diba from Egypt with five goals.
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.
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.
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 runners-up in Group B, participated in the 3rd place match, playing against Ethiopia, winning Ethiopia 3–0.
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.
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.
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. This is the first Africa Cup of Nations tournament that Egypt lost 3 consecutive games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 runners-up 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.
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.
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.
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 runners-up, 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.
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 to 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, beating Morocco in the final.
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 was in 1986.
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 beat Cameroon 4–2, won against Libya by a score of 3–0, but drew 1–1 against Zambia. Egypt entered the quarter-finals as the group leader. In the quarter-final, Egypt faced and beat 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 the game, claiming their fifth title. In the semi-finals, Egypt were victorious, beating Ivory Coast 1–4. Egypt advanced to the finals to face the Cameroonians. In this game, Egypt won 0–1 thanks to a goala goal from Mohamed Aboutrika, helping Egypt win their sixth title. This also marked Egypt winning two consecutive Africa Cup of Nations.
In the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, in Angola, Egypt qualified for the tournament. Egypt were in Group C with Nigeria, Benin, and Mozambique. Egypt won their three group stage games, thus advancing to the quarter-finals, to face Cameroon. In this match, Egypt won 3–1 after extra time, thus eliminating the Cameroonian team. In the semi-finals, they faced Algeria, in which Egypt won 4–0, making Egypt go to the final for the third consecutive time. In the final, Egypt faced Ghana. In this game, Egypt won 1–0 against Ghana, with the goal scorer being Gedo. This led Egypt to their seventh title, win their third consecutive cup, become the first nation to win three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations titles, becoming the most successful team in this tournament.
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, against Tanzania, Egypt won 3–0. This made Egypt joint group leader by goal difference with Nigeria, with both nations having won their first game. On 4 June 2016, in their qualifying away match against Tanzania, Egypt won 2–0 and managed to secure their berth in the 2017 edition of the championship. This marked Egypt's return to the competition after 7 years having missed out on the previous 3 editions.
In Gabon, Egypt registered a 0–0 draw against Mali in their first match in Group D. Successive 1–0 wins against Uganda and Ghana saw the Pharaohs qualify to the quarter-finals as group winners. Egypt faced Morocco at the quarter-final stage, and defeated their North Africa rivals for the first time in 31 years to set up a semi-final clash with Burkina Faso. Mohamed Salah's goal against the Stallions was canceled out by an Aristide Bancé strike; however, veteran goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary saved two spot-kicks in the penalty shootout to earn a spot in the final for his team. Egypt then faced for the third time at this stage Cameroon, hoping for history to repeat itself for an 8th title. Egypt opened the score before break thanks to Arsenal's midfielder Elneny. However, Cameroon stepped up its game in the second half and Nicolas Nkoulou scored the equalizer before Vincent Aboubakar scored the second goal in the last minutes. For the second time in its history Egypt lost an AFCON final, and for the first time lost a final to their rival Cameroon.
|Head Coach||Héctor Cúper|
|Assistant coach||Osama Nabih|
|1st Assistant coach||José Fantaguzzi|
|Goalkeeping coach||Ahmed Nagy|
|Team director||Ehab Leheta|
|Analyst and Assistant Coach||Mahmoud Fayez|
|Physical trainer||Antonio Sarioglou|
|Team doctor||Mahmoud Aboul Ela|
|Team Administrator||Mohamed Salah|
|Physiotherapist||Hossam El Ibrashy|
|Kit manager||Abdullah El Sayed|
|Media officer||Mostafa Tantawi|
Source: Egyptian National Team Coaches
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Essam El Hadary (captain)||15 January 1973||153||0||Wadi Degla|
|16||GK||Sherif Ekramy||1 July 1983||19||0||Al Ahly|
|23||GK||Ahmed El ShenawyINJ||14 May 1991||29||0||Zamalek|
|2||DF||Ali Gabr||10 January 1989||16||1||Zamalek|
|3||DF||Ahmed El Mohamady||9 September 1987||73||2||Hull City|
|4||DF||Omar Gaber||30 January 1992||22||0||Basel|
|6||DF||Ahmed Hegazy||25 January 1991||35||1||Al Ahly|
|7||DF||Ahmed Fathy (vice-captain)||10 November 1984||120||3||Al Ahly|
|12||DF||Ahmed Dowidar||29 October 1987||9||0||Smouha|
|13||DF||Mohamed Abdel Shafy||1 July 1985||44||1||Al Ahli|
|15||DF||Karim Hafez||12 March 1996||3||0||Lens|
|20||DF||Saad Samir||1 April 1989||7||0||Al Ahly|
|5||MF||Ibrahim Salah||1 April 1987||34||1||Zamalek|
|8||MF||Tarek Hamed||24 October 1988||14||0||Zamalek|
|11||MF||Mahmoud Kahraba||13 April 1994||13||2||Al Ittihad|
|14||MF||Ramadan Sobhi||23 January 1997||15||1||Stoke City|
|17||MF||Mohamed El Nenny||11 July 1992||51||4||Arsenal|
|19||MF||Abdallah Said||13 July 1985||28||6||Al Ahly|
|21||MF||Mahmoud Trézéguet||1 October 1994||18||2||Mouscron|
|22||MF||Amr Warda||13 September 1993||10||0||PAOK|
|9||FW||Ahmed HassanINJ||5 March 1993||13||5||Braga|
|10||FW||Mohamed Salah||15 June 1992||52||29||Roma|
|18||FW||Marwan MohsenINJ||26 February 1989||20||4||Al Ahly|
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||6 July 1992||0||0||Ismaily||v. Tunisia, 8 January 2017|
|GK||Ali Lotfi||14 October 1989||1||0||ENPPI||v. Congo, 9 October 2016|
|GK||Mohamed El Shenawy||18 December 1988||0||0||Al Ahly||v. Tanzania, 4 June 2016|
|DF||Ayman Ashraf||9 April 1991||1||0||Smouha||v. South Africa, 6 September 2016|
|DF||Islam Gamal||11 January 1989||2||0||Zamalek||v. Congo, 9 October 2016|
|DF||Mohamed Hany||25 January 1996||1||0||Al Ahly||v. Burkina Faso, 27 February 2016|
|DF||Ramy Rabia||20 May 1993||18||3||Al Ahly||v. Tanzania, 4 June 2016|
|DF||Sabri Raheel||2 October 1987||5||0||Al Ahly||v. Tanzania, 4 June 2016|
|DF||Hamada Tolba||17 June 1981||6||0||ENPPI||v. Tunisia, 8 January 2017|
|MF||Hossam Ashour||9 March 1986||12||0||Al Ahly||v. Tanzania, 4 June 2016|
|MF||Hazem Emam||7 September 1988||13||1||Al Ittihad||v. Tanzania, 4 June 2016|
|MF||Mostafa Fathi||25 February 1995||5||0||Zamalek||v. Ghana, 13 November 2016|
|MF||Hossam GhalyRET||15 December 1981||70||3||Al Ahly||v. Nigeria, 29 March 2016|
|MF||Saleh Gomaa||1 August 1993||12||0||Al Ahly||v. Burkina Faso, 27 February 2016|
|MF||Ayman Hefny||31 December 1985||2||0||Zamalek||v. South Africa, 6 September 2016|
|MF||Mohamed Ibrahim||1 March 1992||8||0||Zamalek||v. Tunisia, 8 January 2017|
|MF||Sam Morsy||10 September 1991||1||0||Wigan Athletic||v. South Africa, 6 September 2016|
|MF||Nour El Sayed||9 January 1984||2||0||Al Ittihad||v. Tanzania, 4 June 2016|
|MF||Walid Soliman||1 December 1984||25||1||Al Ahly||v. Ghana, 13 November 2016|
|MF||Moamen Zakaria||12 April 1988||9||0||Al Ahly||v. Ghana, 13 November 2016|
|FW||Amr Gamal||3 August 1991||12||3||Al Ahly||v. South Africa, 6 September 2016|
|FW||Ahmed Gomaa||19 May 1988||0||0||Al Masry||v. Tunisia, 8 January 2017|
|FW||Basem Morsy||26 July 1991||10||7||Zamalek||v. Ghana, 13 November 2016|
|FW||Ahmed Raouf||15 September 1982||11||1||Smouha||v. Burkina Faso, 27 February 2016|
|FW||Hossam Salama||15 November 1983||1||0||Zamalek||v. Ghana, 13 November 2016|
- SUS Player suspended
- INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
- PRE Preliminary squad / standby
- RET Retired from the national team
- WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons
Recent results and forthcoming fixtures
Matches in last 12 months, as well as any future scheduled matches.
|27 February Friendly||Egypt||2–0||Burkina Faso||Alexandria, Egypt|
|18:00 (UTC+2)||Said 24', 58' (pen.)||Report||Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium
Referee: Ibrahim Nour El Din (Egypt)
|25 March 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification||Nigeria||1–1||Egypt||Kaduna, Nigeria|
|17:00 (UTC+1)||Etebo 60'||Report||M. Salah 90+1'||Stadium: Ahmadu Bello Stadium
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
|29 March 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification||Egypt||1–0||Nigeria||Alexandria, Egypt|
|19:00 (UTC+2)||Ramadan 65'||Report||Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium
Referee: Daniel Bennett (South Africa)
|4 June 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification||Tanzania||0–2||Egypt||Dar es Salaam, Tanzania|
|16:00 (UTC+3)||Report||M. Salah 44', 58'||Stadium: National Stadium
Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)
|30 August Friendly||Egypt||1–1||Guinea||Alexandria, Egypt|
|20:30 (UTC+2)||Trézéguet 36'||Report||L. Bangoura 68'||Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
|6 September Friendly||South Africa||1–0||Egypt||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|19:00 (UTC+2)||Makola 7'||Report||Stadium: Orlando Stadium
Referee: Davies Omweno (Kenya)
|9 October 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||Congo||1–2||Egypt||Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo|
|15:30 (UTC+1)||Doré 24'||Report||M. Salah 41'
|Stadium: Stade Municipal de Kintélé
Referee: Denis Dembélé (Ivory Coast)
|13 November 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||Egypt||2–0||Ghana||Alexandria, Egypt|
|18:00 (UTC+2)||M. Salah 43' (pen.)
|Report||Stadium: Borg El Arab Stadium
Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)
|8 January Friendly||Egypt||1–0||Tunisia||Cairo, Egypt|
|18:00 (UTC+2)||Marwan 90+1'||Report||Stadium: Cairo International Stadium
Referee: Yaqoub Al Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
|17 January 2017 Africa Cup of Nations||Mali||0–0||Egypt||Port-Gentil, Gabon|
|20:00 (UTC+1)||Report||Stadium: Stade de Port-Gentil
Referee: Daniel Bennett (South Africa)
|21 January 2017 Africa Cup of Nations||Egypt||1–0||Uganda||Port-Gentil, Gabon|
|20:00 (UTC+1)||Said 89'||Report||Stadium: Stade de Port-Gentil
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
|25 January 2017 Africa Cup of Nations||Egypt||1–0||Ghana||Port-Gentil, Gabon|
|20:00 (UTC+1)||M. Salah 11'||Report||Stadium: Stade de Port-Gentil
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
|29 January 2017 Africa Cup of Nations||Egypt||1–0||Morocco||Port-Gentil, Gabon|
|20:00 (UTC+1)||Kahraba 88'||Report||Stadium: Stade de Port-Gentil
Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)
|1 February 2017 Africa Cup of Nations||Burkina Faso||1–1 (a.e.t.)
|20:00 (UTC+1)||Bancé 73'||Report||M. Salah 67'||Stadium: Stade de l'Amitié
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
|5 February 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Final||Egypt||1–2||Cameroon||Libreville, Gabon|
|20:00 (UTC+1)||El Nenny 22'||Report||Nkoulou 60'
|Stadium: Stade de l'Amitié
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
|28 August 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||Uganda||v||Egypt||Kampala, Uganda|
|16:00 (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Mandela National Stadium
- As of 5 February 2017. Players in bold are still active at international level.
In February 2017, Egypt set a new record, not being defeated for 24 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.
|3 February 2004||Cameroon||0–0||Draw|
|20 January 2006||Libya||3–0||Win|
|24 January 2006||Morocco||0–0||Draw|
|28 January 2006||Ivory Coast||3–1||Win|
|3 February 2006||DR Congo||4–1||Win|
|7 February 2006||Senegal||2–1||Win|
|10 February 2006||Ivory Coast||0–0 (4–2 penalties)||Win|
|22 January 2008||Cameroon||4–2||Win|
|26 January 2008||Sudan||3–0||Win|
|30 January 2008||Zambia||1–1||Draw|
|4 February 2008||Angola||2–1||Win|
|7 February 2008||Ivory Coast||4–1||Win|
|10 February 2008||Cameroon||1–0||Win|
|12 January 2010||Nigeria||3–1||Win|
|16 January 2010||Mozambique||2–0||Win|
|20 January 2010||Benin||2–0||Win|
|25 January 2010||Cameroon||3–1||Win|
|28 January 2010||Algeria||4–0||Win|
|31 January 2010||Ghana||1–0||Win|
|17 January 2017||Mali||0–0||Draw|
|21 January 2017||Uganda||1–0||Win|
|25 January 2017||Ghana||1–0||Win|
|29 January 2017||Morocco||1–0||Win|
|1 February 2017||Burkina Faso||1–1 (4–3 penalties)||Win|
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. In February 2010, the EFA agreed to let Shehata take charge of Nigeria in 2010 World Cup only if official request was sent. Ultimately, Shehata did not take the position.
FIFA World Cup
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup Qualification record|
|1930||Did Not Enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1950||Did Not Enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1954||Did Not Qualify||2||0||0||2||2||7|
|1970||Did Not Enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1974||Did Not Qualify||2||1||0||1||2||3|
|1994||Did Not Qualify||6||3||2||1||9||3|
|2018||To Be Determined||4||3||0||1||8||2|
Africa Cup of Nations
|Africa Cup of Nations record||Africa Cup of Nations Qualification record|
|1962||Runners-up||2nd||2||1||0||1||4||5||Squad||Qualified as defending champions|
|1965||Withdrew After Qualifying||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1972||Did Not Qualify||4||3||0||1||6||6|
|1974||Semi-final||3rd||5||4||0||1||13||5||Squad||Qualified as hosts|
|1978||Did Not Qualify||2||0||1||1||5||4|
|1986||Champions||1st||5||3||1||1||5||1||Squad||Qualified as hosts|
|1988||Group Stage||6th||3||1||1||1||3||1||Squad||Qualified as defending champions|
|2000||Quarter-finals||5th||4||3||0||1||7||3||Squad||Qualified as defending champions|
|2006||Champions||1st||6||4||2||0||12||3||Squad||Qualified as hosts|
|2012||Did Not Qualify||6||1||2||3||5||5|
|2019||To Be Determined||To Be Determined|
FIFA Confederations Cup
Egypt have appeared in two of the nine FIFA Confederations Cups contested, the team was eliminated on both times during the group stage. Egypt's first Confederations Cup appearance was in 1999 as a result of winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 1998. The second appearance was in 2009 as the Africa Cup of Nations winners in 2008. During the second appearance, the team achieved their first win over Italy 1–0 in the second round of the group stage.
|FIFA Confederations Cup record|
|1992||Did Not Qualify|
|2001||Did Not Qualify|
|2013||Did Not Qualify|
|2021||To Be Determined|
Arab Cup of Nations
|Arab Cup of Nations record|
|1963||Did Not Participate|
|2002||Did Not Participate|
Olympic Games record
- Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992.
|Athens 1896||No football tournament|
|Paris 1900||Did Not Participate|
|Saint Louis 1904|
|Antwerp 1920||First round||1||0||0||1||1||2||No Qualification|
|Paris 1924||Quarter finals||2||1||0||1||3||5|
|Amsterdam 1928||Fourth Place||4||2||0||2||12||19|
|Los Angeles 1932||No football tournament|
|Berlin 1936||First Round||1||0||0||1||1||3||No Qualification|
|London 1948||First Round||1||0||0||1||1||3|
|Helsinki 1952||First Round||2||1||0||1||6||7|
|Melbourne 1956||Withdrew from Finals||2||2||0||0||9||3|
|Roma 1960||First Round||3||0||1||2||4||11||4||3||0||1||11||5|
|Tokyo 1964||Fourth Place||6||2||1||3||18||16||4||3||1||0||14||6|
|Mexico 1968||Withdrew from Qualifiers|
|Munich 1972||Did Not Qualify||2||1||0||1||2||3|
|Moscow 1980||Withdrew from Finals||4||1||3||0||7||4|
|Los Angeles 1984||Quarter Final||4||1||1||2||5||5||6||3||2||1||6||3|
|Seoul 1988||Did Not Qualify||4||2||1||1||7||2|
- Winners (7): 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010 (Most successful team)
- Runners-up (2): 1962, 2017
- Third place (3): 1963, 1970, 1974
- Fourth place (3): 1976, 1980, 1984
- Runners-up (2): 1988, 2007
- Champions (1): 2011 (Most successful team)
- Egyptian Football Association
- Egyptian Premier League
- Egypt Cup
- Egyptian Super Cup
- Egypt national under-23 football team
- Egypt national under-20 football team
- Egypt national under-17 football team
- List of football clubs in Egypt
- List of Egyptian football players in foreign leagues
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
- Puma Cancel Egypt Shirt Deal Football Shirts News
- Book: "This is Yugoslavia: World Cup France 98" pag. 12
- "AFCON 2017: Egypt's El Hadary could make Nations Cup history". bbc.com. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
- Hazem Adel. "Egypt – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-09-13.
- Shehata Claims Nigeria Interest. FIFA website.
- Nigeria/Egypt: Egypt FA Allow Shehata-Nigeria Talks
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