Egypt women football (Photo: Al-Ahram)
The Egyptian women's youth team has defeated a men's team in a friendly match in Luxor.
The women beat Al-Madina Al-Monawara, an under-17 team, 5-3 on Wednesday.
Egyptian Football Association (EFA) member Sahar El-Hawary, responsible for women's football in Egypt, hopes similar games will help boost the sport in all Egyptian governorates as well as tourism.
"The 27 players in the women's U-17 national squad, currently in Luxor, aim to promote tourism as well as popularise the game in Upper Egypt," El-Hawary told reporters after the match.
Luxor is marketing this friendly game as evidence of its readiness to host any sports tournament, according to Adel Mahran of the governor's office.
"Luxor is prepared to host the Egyptian international marathon which starts off on 21 January," Mahran declared.
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