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Egypt to learn opponents in new Arab Cup on Tuesday

The tournament comprises 23 Arab nations, including several North African and Asian heavyweights

Ahram Online , Friday 23 Apr 2021
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A general view inside Qatar's Education City Stadium (Reuters)
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Egypt will learn their opponents at the new Arab Cup when the draw is made in Qatar on Tuesday, with the tournament seen as a dress rehearsal for next year's World Cup finals.

"Qatar will host the draw for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ at Katara Opera House on Tuesday, 27 April at 21:00 local time," world governing body FIFA said in a statement.

"The draw will be attended by a limited number of officials, in line with Qatar's COVID-19 protocols."

The tournament comprises 23 Arab nations, including several North African and Asian heavyweights such as Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia

Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry and Egyptian Football Association chief Ahmed Megahed will represent the record seven-time African champions at the draw.

"Matches will take place at six Qatar 2022 tournament venues, some of which have hosted top-level football in recent months, while others are in the final stages of construction," FIFA' statement read.

"Further details about the tournament format and match calendar will be confirmed in due course."

The Arab Cup will take place from 1-18 December.555

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