Egypt arrive back in Cairo after nightmarish World Cup campaign

Mohamed Mosselhi , Tuesday 26 Jun 2018,
Egypt Players during their match with Saudi Arabia (Photo: REUTERS)

The Egyptian national team returned to Cairo on Tuesday morning after ending a dismal World Cup campaign in Russia where they suffered three defeats.

The Pharaohs received a lukewarm reception at the Cairo airport, having failed to claim their first-ever World Cup victory after conceding a last-gasp goal in a bitter 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia in Volgograd on Monday. 

Egypt finished at the bottom of Group A with no points after also losing 1-0 to Uruguay and 3-1 to hosts Russia. 

In a video widely shared on social media, some angry Egyptian fans hurled obscenities at the team as they rode their bus following the loss against Saudi Arabia in Volgograd. 

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was among the Egyptian players who returned home while five other players, including Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, stayed behind.  

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