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Egypt Olympic football team to play two friendly matches against Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 7 Feb 2018
Egypt Olympic football team coach Shawky Gharib (Reuters)
Egypt Olympic football team coach Shawky Gharib (Reuters)
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Egypt's Olympic football team will play two friendly matches against Saudi Arabia in March, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Wednesday.

"Upon the request of the Saudi side, the Olympic team will play two friendly matches against its Saudi counterpart on 23 and 26 March," the EFA said in an official statement.

"The technical staff was seeking two strong confrontations in the team's first gathering under their supervision during the coming international break in March. After negotiations with many Arab countries we finally settled on facing Saudi Arabia," the statement added.

Late on January, former Egypt boss Shawky Gharib has been appointed as the Olympic team coach for a second spell.

The main task of the 58-year old Gharib will be helping Egypt qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Games after the team missed the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

Egypt last took part in the Olympic Games in 2012, reaching the quarterfinal before losing 3-0 to Japan in Manchester.

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