Egypt's national team conclude preparatory camp, return to Cairo for 2019 AFCON start

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 17 Jun 2019,
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Egypt national team players during the last training session in the African Cup preparatory camp in Alexandria on Monday (Photo: EFA's official facebook page)

Egypt's national team concluded their preparatory camp for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Alexandria and will return to Cairo on Monday ahead of their Nations Cup campaign against Zimbabwe.  on Friday at Cairo's International Stadium.

During their camp in Alexandria, the Pharaohs played two friendlies under the helm of Mexican coach Javier Aguirre. They claimed two victories; 1-1 over Tanzania and 3-1 over Guinea during final preparations for the Nations Cup.

"The team left Borg Al-Arab this evening and will arrive at Cairo in order to start the Nations Cup and resume normal training on Tuesday," read a statement by the Egyptian Football Association.

Egypt is hosting this year’s Nations Cup, which has been expanded to 24 teams and will take place from 21 June to 19 July.

Egypt, the seven-time African champions, will play in Group A along with DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe, kicking off with Zimbabwe on Friday at Cairo’s international stadium.

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Group A W D L P
Egypt
3 0 0 9
Uganda
1 1 1 4
DR Congo
1 0 2 3
Zimbabwe
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Madagascar
2 1 0 7
Nigeria
2 0 1 6
Guinea
1 1 1 4
Burundi
0 0 3 0
Group C W D L P
Algeria
3 0 0 9
Senegal
2 0 1 6
Kenya
1 0 2 3
Tanzania
0 0 3 0
Group D W D L P
Morocco
3 0 0 9
Cote d'Ivoire
2 0 1 6
South Africa
1 0 2 3
Namibia
0 0 3 0
Group E W D L P
Mali
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
0 3 0 3
Angola
0 2 1 2
Mauritania
0 2 1 2
Group F W D L P
Ghana
1 2 0 5
Cameroon
1 2 0 5
Benin
0 3 0 3
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1