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PHOTO GALLERY: 112-meter-long mural unveiled in Luxor to support Egypt's national football team ahead of World Cup


Days before Egypt is set to play its first 2018 World Cup game in Russia, officials in Upper Egypt’s Thebes New City unveiled a 112-meter-long mural in support of the country's national team.

The new mural is among a number of works of art commissioned by the city over the last three month to support the Egyptian team in world football’s most significant competition.

The wall depicts scenes of football fans and a giant representation of Egypt's National Team and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, this year’s season’s player in the English Premier League.

The mural required three months of the highest-quality work before completion on the fans' wall at the city's Social Club, which overlooks the youth football field.

Seven-time African champions Egypt reached the World Cup this year for the first time since 1990.

They will play in Group A, alongside Uruguay, Saudi Arabia and hosts Russia.

The Pharaohs will face Uruguay in their first match, followed by Russia on 19 June. Their final group stage match will be against Saudi Arabia on 25 June.


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