EFA to open talks with Héctor Cúper over new deal
The Egyptian Football Association are set to open talks with Héctor Cúper over a new contract after the March friendlies.
The 62-year-old has been a revelation since his appointment in March 2015, guiding the Pharaohs in 30 games, winning 20, drawing four and losing in six.
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During his reign, Egypt qualified for the 2017 AFCON for the first time in seven years and went all the way to the final, before losing to Cameroon. He also guided them to 2018 World Cup for the first time in 30 years.
Which made the EFA desperate for him to extend his stay, as his contract with the national team expires after the World Cup, according to the president of the Egyptian Football Federation Hany Abou-Rida.
Abou-Rida hinted before that the UAE team wanted to sign Cuper, saying: “Some of our international colleagues made communications with Cuper.”
Egypt will face Portugal on the 23rd of March in an international friendly, before meeting up with Greece on a second friendly game on March 27 during their World Cup preparatory training camp in Switzerland.
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The Pharaohs were drawn in Group A alongside hosts Russia, Uruguay, and Saudi Arabia, with their opening game being against Uruguay on June 15, before facing Russia on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 24.
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