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Mourinho believes Egypt won’t make it out of their group

Mourinho believes Egypt won't make it out of group A

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Manchester United boss  doesn’t think Egypt will make it past the group stages, tipping Uruguay and Russia to progress to the second round.

Egypt were drawn in group A alongside hosts Russia, Uruguay, and Saudi Arabia. They will kick off their campaign against the South American side on June 15, before facing Russia and Saudi Arabia respectively.

READ: Essam El-Hadary eyes World Cup knockout spot with Egypt

And Mourinho believes the Pharaohs doesn’t have what it takes to qualify for the round of 16, predicting hosts Russia to beat them to the second place behind Uruguay.

“Uruguay is going to win the group. They have experience, top players, and the right mentality,” Mourinho said.

Egypt national team

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“I think Russia will finish second and the crucial match will be Russia against Egypt,” he added.

The Portuguese predicted an easy qualification for Spain and Portugal in group B, and surprisingly picked Australia to join France in the round of 16 in group C.

Argentina and Nigeria will qualify from group D, Brazil and Switerzland from group E, and in group F, Mourinho believes Germany and Mexico will go through.

He backed England to come out on top ahead of Belgium in group G, and in group H he believes Senegal will finish top, with Poland claiming the second place ahead of Colombia.



  1. Hector Cuper

    June 6, 2018 at 9:45 PM

    He is right.
    Egypt will play lose 2 games and draw with Saudia 1:1. We will play better in qatar2022.

  2. Adam

    June 7, 2018 at 12:05 AM

    Yes good for you Egyptians. Your team is only good with Salah and not even great. This is the revenge u get for cheating Ghana out of World Cup haha

    • Pharaohs #1

      June 7, 2018 at 2:42 AM

      Adam, forget the Black rats, they will never qualify again to a world cup. And will never reach the quarter final. Stupidiest team ever. Even Jamaica will do better.

    • Mo

      June 7, 2018 at 12:58 PM

      And your Ghana team is Not good even if they dont miss any Player your team is the biggest shit I have ever seen you motherfucking Israel supporters

  3. mano

    June 7, 2018 at 12:20 AM

    Egypt will do it motherfucker

  4. Mahmoud

    June 7, 2018 at 2:26 AM

    Mourinho is right rather u like it or not

    • Mo

      June 7, 2018 at 1:03 PM

      Yes, we need a New Trainer who plays with Different tactics. We are known for attacking football. Look at the last africa cup in 2017 we have scored 5 goals (1:0 vs Ghana, Uganda & Morocco, 1:1 vs Burkina Faso and 1:2 lost in final against Cameroon). We scored 5 goals in the whole tournament! Look back at 2008 First Group game against Cameroon we shot 4 goals (4:2 result) in only one match!!!

      Cuper Out!

  5. Soker

    June 7, 2018 at 2:27 AM

    Egypt will do it easy to go round 16 will beat the 3 teams easy.

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