Egypt wraps up training for last World Cup game against Saudi Arabia

The two sides will return home after the game, with both having lost to Uruguay and Russia in the Group A playoffs

Ahram Online , Sunday 24 Jun 2018,
Egypt's team during training (Photo: REUTERS)

Egypt's national football team, under helm of Argentinean coach Hector Cuper, has finished training ahead of their third and last game at the 2018 Russia World Cup against Saudi Arabia, scheduled for Monday.

Both sides will return home after the game.

The two Arab countries failed to gain points from a possible six in the Group A competition, both losing against Uruguay and Russia.

"All players took part in the training, except defender Omar Gaber who trained individually," the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) stated on their official website Sunday.

The Pharaohs will appear in white against the Green Falcons who are confirmed to wear green in the game.

Saudi Arabia go into the game following a thumping 5-0 defeat in the opener against Russia before narrowly losing 1-0 to Uruguay, while Egypt scored once against Russia in their 0-1, 3-1 defeats.

Following two appearances at the World Cup, in 1934 and 1990, Egypt have yet to register a game victory at the quadrennial tournament.

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