Egypt fly to Gouna for Guinea's World Cup qualifier

Ahram Online, Sunday 8 Sep 2013

National team prepares for last group stage round in 2014 World Cup CAF qualifiers; match moved to Gouna due to security concerns

Egypt's national soccer team (Photo: Reuters)

The Egyptian national team is flying to Gouna on Sunday night for Monday's Guinea clash in the last round of Group G of the 2014 World Cup CAF qualifiers.

"The team will be having one training session Sunday and it will be light," goalkeeper coach Zaki Abdel-Fattah told Ahram Sports Sunday.

"All 26 players called for the game are ready to participate and they expressed real enthusiasm and determination," he added.

The match was supposed to be held in Alexandria, but due to security concerns it was moved to Gouna stadium in Hurghada, 430km from Cairo.

Under the leadership of American manager Bob Bradley, the Pharaohs are on top of Group G, securing their place in the final qualifying round of the African qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The holders of three successive African Cups of Nations in 2006, 2008, and 2010, Egypt are bidding for their first qualification ticket to the world's most prestigious tournament since 1990.

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