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Cúper to postpone the renewal of his contract


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president Hani AboRida confirmed that national team coach chose to renew his contract after the .

Several Egyptian

reports had suggested that the Argentinian coach’s lawyer met with the EFA board but failed to reach an agreement on Cúper’s salary.

However AboRida said that he talked to the 62-year-old is willing to renew his contract but after the World Cup.

“Cúper doesn’t mind renewing his contract with the national team. But he asked to renew it after the World Cup so that it doesn’t feel as if we were obligated to renew before the tournamen according to my conversation with him,” AboRida said.

“For me I hope he continues with the national team, especially that we have the qualifications for the AFCON in December which is two months after the World Cup,” he added.

He then talked about whether or not the players are going to fast during their preparation for the major tournament.

“Most of the players want to fast. We brought a nutritionist for the players because most of them prefer to fast,” he confirmed.

“Egypt’s group is really hard but we have a lot of ambitions for the World Cup,” he concluded.

The Pharaohs have three friendly games against Kuwait, Colombia and Belgium on May 25, June 1 and June 6 respectively. They will then kick-off their World Cup campaign against Uruguay on June 15, before facing hosts Russia on June 19 and then Saudi Arabia on June 25.

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