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FEATURE | Remembering Egypt’s squad that last faced Portugal

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As the Egyptian national team are set to face in Switzerland on Friday night, we remember the squad that played an international friendly against Luis Figo’s teammates back in 2005.

Cuper’s men are currently camping in Switzerland where they’ll face Portugal and Greece in the March friendlies as they prepare for 2018 FIFA World Cup.

We decided to look back at the Pharaohs’ XI that faced Portugal in the famous international friendly back in 2005. Two second half goals from Fernando Meira and Helder Postiga gave the Euro 2004 runner-ups the victory after a solid first-half performance from the Egyptians.

Hassan Shehata was just building what had become Egypt’s golden generation, and here’s how the squad looked like.

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