Egypt’s football team end preparations for Jordan friendly

Ahram Online , Tuesday 26 Jan 2016

On Friday, Egypt will also play a friendly against Libya

Egypt football team

Egypt’s national football team have ended their preparations for a friendly game scheduled for Wednesday against Jordan, amid a training camp for continental competitions.

The Argentinean manager of the Egyptian national team Hector Cuper called up 32 Egypt-based players for the Pharaohs training camp that kicked-off on 23 January.

Egypt will play another friendly during the camp, hosting Libya on Friday.

Egypt will face Nigeria on 23 and 27 March respectively as part of their 2017 African Nations Cup qualifiers. They reached the final qualifiers, leading Group G with six points, two ahead of Nigeria.

The seven-time African champions have been out of action since beating Chad 4-1 on aggregate last November in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, bidding for a return to the prestigious tournament after an absence since 1990.

The Pharaohs will be drawn into a four-team group, with the winners directly reaching the 2018 finals in Russia. The draw will be finalised in July, while the group stage will begin in October.

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