Egypt to face Ghana in World Cup qualifiers
Egypt were drawn in the same group as Ghana in Africa’s final round of qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, following the draw held in Cairo on Friday.
Seven-time African champions Egypt were drawn against Ghana, Congo and Uganda in Group E, as the Pharaohs will attempt to make their third World Cup appearance and their first since 1990.
Egypt will be looking to revenge for their loss against Ghana in 2013, when they failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup after losing 7-3 on aggregate to the Black Stars in the final round of the qualifiers.
Due to FIFA’s special ranking that has sparked controversy over the past weeks; Egypt failed to avoid Ghana, one of the five top seeded teams, as they were placed in Pot 2.
Egypt will start their qualification campaign in Congo, while their second game will be against Ghana in Egypt. They will then play Uganda away and home, respectively, before hosting Congo in their fifth match. The Pharaohs will end their group matches with an away game against Ghana.
The winners of each of the five groups will advance to represent Africa in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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