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Futsal: 2016 World Cup draw announced

Futsal: 2016 World Cup draw announced

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Egypt national futsal team have been placed in Group B for next summer’s World Cup in Colombia, alongside Russia.

The 2016 Futsal World Cup will be the 8th edition of the tournament and will be held in Colombia, from 10 September to 1 October 2016.

​Egypt were drawn in group B that joins Russia, Cuba and Thailand. The top two of each group and the four best third-placed teams will qualify to the round of 16.

Egypt were drawn from Pot 2 alongside former World Cup winners Portugal, Ukraine, Iran, Paraguay and Costa Rica​.

​The Pharaohs will face Cuba in their opening match, before facing Russia three days later then meets Thailand in the final group stages game on Friday, September 16.

​It’s worth noting that the Egyptian men’s futsal team have qualified for the 2016 World Cup after beating Zambia 5-4 in the semi-final of the Africa Futsal Cup of Nations, before losing to Morocco in the final.

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