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Egypt to face Brazil in two friendly games

Egypt have arranged two friendly games with five-time world champions Brazil, according to the Egyptian Football Association chairman

Hatem Maher, Saturday 24 Sep 2011
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Egyptian Football Association (EFA) chairman Samir Zaher said on Saturday that Egypt would face heavyweights Brazil in two friendly games in November and February.

The Pharaohs were initially scheduled to play the Selecao in September but cancelled the match due to their commitments in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Brazil faced Ghana instead, beating them 1-0 in London.

“The first match between Egypt and Brazil will be played in (Qatari capital) Doha on 15 November. The second match will be played in Cairo on 28 February,” Zaher told a news conference, which was held to unveil the Pharaohs’ new coach Bob Bradley.

Egypt last met Brazil in a thrilling Confederations Cup match in 2009.

The seven-time African champions put up a brave fight but suffered a 4-3 defeat, thanks to a stoppage-time penalty from 2007 World Player of the Year Kaka.


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