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Egypt to face Malawi in friendly ahead of Tanzania clash

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Posted on April 16, 2016
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The match calendar on ’s official website shows that the is set to face on May 30th, in a friendly encounter. 

The match against Malawi is yet to be officially announced yet by the Egyptian Football Federation, but Egypt’s agenda on FIFA’s official website suggests that such an encounter will indeed take place at the end of May, days before the Pharaohs play a competitive match.

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Egypt are set to face Tanzania on June 4th in their last game in the qualifiers, needing only one point to officially qualify for the finals in Gabon.

Moreover, Egypt needs to win the game to maintain its place in the first pot of the draw for final stage of World Cup qualification, which will take place on the 24th of June. The winners of each of the five drawn groups will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

4 Comments

  1. Nader

    April 16, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    This Friendly is worth Nothing, can someone please tell stupid EFA?? Even a Win will significantly lower Egypts points Average in the last 12 Months. Thus it will allow Tunisia to surpass Egypt without even playing a Game. No Joke! What are these Losers paid for? Oh i forgot, for being No.1 in Brain-Sickness wordlwide. If anything this friendly should take place after May 30, so it wont count in the June Ranking!

  2. Yehya Asker (@YehyaAsker)

    April 17, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    I second Nader. He is absolutely right. Finishing in the top 5 African nations before the draw is crucial to avoid Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. Does anyone doubt that if we avoided them in the last few WC Quals, we would’ve been to the WC already?

    • ahmed

      April 18, 2016 at 3:43 AM

      1- The problem is that the FA is at the image of the rest of the country or more accurately at the image of the rest of the governmental institutions. Why would our FA escape what the rest of the country is neck deep in and somehow be smart, non-corrupt and do its job.

      2- Had we had these teams in our groups or not we would not had reached it. Its a mental thing. When we had the best team on the continent by a shot we lowered ourselves to the opponents we faced in the WCQ. You could put Egypt in a group where we choose our opponents and we would drop enough home games points (like we did against Zambia at home) to not reach it once more.

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