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World champions ask to take on the Pharaohs

The Spanish national football team have asked to take on their Egyptian counterparts in a friendly match

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 2 Nov 2010
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The Spanish national football team have asked to play their Egyptian counterparts in a friendly match on 9 February, according to Egyptian football association president, Samir Zahir, with the Ivorian and Iranian national teams also wanting to take on the African champions on the same day.

“We have received three offers from the match agency and negotiations are ongoing to reach an agreement to face one of them,“ Zaher told CNN. “The Ivorian team asked to play against us in Egypt, while the Iranians want to hold the match in the United Arab Emirates.

The Spanish side didn’t select a definite place for the game. They are expected to reach a decision within the next few days”, he added. Egypt’s assistant coach, Shawky Gharib declared that the technical staff don’t know anything about these negotiations.

“The EFA didn’t inform us of these offers, but anyway we will be responsible for choosing our opponent”, Gharib told CNN. It is worth mentioning that the Egyptian team will play the Australian national team on 17 November and the Jordanian team next month.

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