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Diaa El-Sayed is not concerned that Egypt lost one position in FIFA world rankings in December because they didn't play a game during the month

Mahmoud Elassal, Thursday 20 Dec 2012
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Egypt's coach El Sayed Diaa (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's assistant coach Diaa El-Sayed has said his is not concerned the team lost one place in the FIFA world rankings for December as the team did not play a match.  

The Pharaohs fell one position to 41 in December's FIFA world football rankings, which were announced on Wednesday, remaining sixth in Africa and second in the Arab world.

"It's logical to lose a position as the team didn't play a match in December," he told Ahram Online.

"I am confident that our ranking will improve in January as we face Qatar and other friendlies in the United Arab Emirates as part of our preparations for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers," he added.

Under the guidance of American coach Bob Bradley, Egypt are preparing for their 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe in March.

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