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EFA reject friendly match against Uruguay

Posted on May 17, 2015

Egypt national team

The have rejected an offer to play a friendly match against Uruguay as both sides didn’t reach an agreement regarding the financial aspects and date of the match.

It was reported that the national team received offers to play friendly matches against Uruguay, Syria and Uzbekistan.

The EFA refused the offer as the match was set to be played in September, which is the same month the national team will be playing against Chad on the 4th, 5th or 6th for the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

The British company which is organizing the match asked the Pharaohs to decrease their requested payment for the match as they changed the date to October.

On the other side, CAF announced that World Cup Russia 2018 qualifiers will start in October.

Egypt will be playing a friendly against Burundi on Thursday.


  1. GameRef

    May 18, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    But Egypt is not concerned by the first round of October.

  2. Ali

    May 18, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    That’s brilliant. Well done EFA. Lets reject a friendly against Uruguay and continue to play friendlies against Burundi and Equatorial Guinea. That’ll definitely make the national team better. Good job EFA… Pathetic

  3. yapacha el pacha

    May 19, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    unfortunately the EFA is one if not the most corrupted federation in africa and the world…We can consider political problems to explain egypt football fails but its not the only issue

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