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Egypt’s World Cup squad opts for defensive strategy

The coaching staff of the Egyptian national team, led by Argentinian Hector Cuper, announced on Monday the final 23-player squad of the Pharaohs, selected to play in the World Cup that will kick off on 14 June. Cuper’s squad included the players who proved themselves in the team’s latest friendly matches, notably against Colombia, Kuwait, …

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World Cup mascots from 1966 to 2018

Willie – 1966 World Cup in England World Cup Willie was a lion wearing a UK-flag t-shirt, an animal synonymous with Britain and the English national side. The very first World Cup mascot, Willie was created by Reg Hoye, who is best known for illustrating some Enid Blyton books. With Willy’s unprecedented success, official mascots …

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Egypt has good chances in 2018 World Cup: Carles Puyol

Carles Puyol, the legendary defender for Barcelona and Spain, has made many achievements during his football career. Born on 13 April 1978 in La Pobla de Segur, Catalonia, Puyol started playing football for his hometown club as a goalkeeper. However, after injury problems with his shoulder, he became a forward. In 1995, he joined FC …

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Egypt has top market value amid Arab teams in World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will witness historic Arab participation, as four Arab football teams have qualified for the World Cup. Egypt topped the list of the Arab teams qualified to the World Cup in terms of market value, surpassing its traditional rival Morocco, thanks to Liverpool’s star Mohamed Salah. Salah would be …

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Egyptians in shock as Mo Salah’s injury puts World Cup hopes at risk

Egyptian football fans experienced an emotional night on Saturday after the Egyptian international star Mohamed Salah was seriously injured in Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final held in Kiev, Ukraine, leaving their World Cup hopes in complete tatters. Real Madrid, under Zinedine Zidane, became the first club in history …

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Tales from World Cup history (3)

Argentina beats West Germany in 1986 World Cup final In the final game of the 1986 World Cup, hosted by Mexico, the German team presented an outstanding performance, but finally lost 2-3 to Argentina. The tournament saw the brilliant skills of the Argentine star Maradona, who is seen by many as the best football player …

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5 goalkeepers expected to shine during 2018 World Cup

Many goalkeepers had stunning performances with their clubs, putting them under the spotlight in the 21st World Cup edition, being hosted by Russia between 14 June and 15 July. The following report reviews the most prominent goalkeepers due to play in Russia this summer. Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Since Thibaut Courtois moved to Chelsea in the …

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Sponsor struggle over Mo Salah stirs up troubles ahead World Cup

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah’s conflict with the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) and its sponsor over the unauthorised use of his image for advertising made headlines in local Egyptian and some English media outlets. The crisis erupted around late March between Rami Abbas, Salah’s agent and lawyer, and the EFA, after the player starred in a …

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Russia World Cup preparations in full gear

Russia is gearing up in full throttle to for the World Cup finals between 14 June and 15 July across 11 cities. With only 70 days left before the start of the international tournament, which sees the return of the Egyptian national team to the competition for the first time in 28 years. Daily News …

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Smallest 3 countries participating in World Cup

For more than two and a half years, the 2018 World Cup Russia qualifiers have witnessed hundreds of matches that have qualified 32 teams for the international competition. Daily News Egypt sheds light on the smallest three countries in terms of population censuses participating in the most important football event in the world. The smallest …

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Your guide to Russia 

For football fans wanting to travel to support Egypt in the World Cup, transportation there is free and the price for a night’s stay is only around $25. The draw for the 2018 World Cup, held at the Kremlin Palace in Russia, put the Egyptian team in Group A alongside the Russian, Uruguayan, and Saudi …

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$200,000 for VIP World Cup ticket, issuance of fan ID cards starts

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has announced the price of a VIP ticket at Central Stadium in Stadium Yekaterinburg, which will host the Egyptian team’s match against Uruguay in the opening of the Egyptian team World Cup matches. The ticket price in the VIP zone of the stadium …

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Moscow hotels 100% booked during World Cup period

Over 1,300 hotels have received the required credentials for the duration of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the head of Moscow’s sports and tourism department, Nikolay Golayev, said. The specifications of these hotels conformed to the standards set by the Moscow Municipality. Gulayev’s statements came during his talk about the status of hotels and …

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