Pharaohs invited to Beirut training camp

Eslam Omar, Tuesday 13 Mar 2012

Lebanon offers Egyptian national team 6-day closed camp in Beirut, including two friendlies on 29 and 31 March

Egyptian National team players during a training session (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's national team have been offered a closed training camp in Lebanese capital Beirut from 26 to 31 March to prepare for upcoming continental and global competitions.

The offer includes two friendly games: one against Lebanon on 29 March and one against Chad on 31 March.

The winner of seven Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) titles are currently preparing to play two games in upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers, in which they will face Mozambique and Guinea on 1 and 8 June respectively. They will then face the Central African Republic on 30 June for 2013 CAN qualifiers.        

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA)'s caretaker board, under the leadership of Anwar Saleh, will discuss the issue with American coach Bob Bradley before taking a final decision.

The Pharaohs have recently wrapped up their training camp in Qatar after playing three friendly games, defeating Kenya 5-0 and Niger 1-0 before being held to a goalless draw by the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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