CAIRO: Egypt have everything set to advance from the first qualifying round of the 2010 World Cup, according to a report published by Fifa.com on Monday.
The draw on Sunday saw the African champions come along with Congo DR, Malawi and Djibouti in a preliminary round Group 12.
Despite a minor threat from the ambitious Leopards Congo DR, the world governing body s official web site believes that “Egypt have no excuses.
The previous encounter between Egypt and Congo DR in CAN 2006 quarter-finals saw the latter crash to a thumping 4-1 defeat at Cairo Stadium.
Congo DR s main resources will be concentrated in attack trio Tresor Lua-Lua, Shabani Nonda and top scorer Tresor Mabi Mputu.
On the other hand, the Egyptians should heavily rely on the experience of Al Ahly players, who reached three CAF Champions League finals in a row, in addition to the five European-based stars.