Egypt set to play Congo, Tunisia in UAE

Eslam Omar, Monday 24 Sep 2012

EFA agrees to hold two friendly matches at Pharaohs' training camp in UAE in run-up to World Cup qualifiers

Egypt set to play Congo
The Egyptian national team pose before their football match against Nigeria in the group ìCî stage match at the African Cup of Nations CAN2010 at the Ombaka stadium in Benguela on January 12, 2010 (Photo: AFP)

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) on Monday signed contracts for the national team camp in the UAE.

Egypt will play two friendly games against Congo and Tunisia on 12 and 16 October in the UAE amid preparations for 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifiers.

The EFA failed to organise a friendly against Brazil due to financial issues. It had earlier announced that Egypt would play Iran instead, but this deal also fell through.

The Pharaohs’ last clash with Congo – in March in Qatar – ended with a goalless draw.

Egypt is not slated to play any competitive games until next year, when they will host Zimbabwe in their third Group G game in March. Egypt are currently on top of the group with six points in two games after beating Mozambique and Guinea.

The team’s American manager Bob Bradley will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon to talk to the media about all issues related to the national team.

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