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Tales from the history of the World Cup

The FIFA World Cup is the most important football competition in the world. It has been held 20 times so far. The first world football event was held in 1930 in Uruguay, which then took the world title. The Egyptian team was the first African and Arab team to participate in the World Cup. For …

Daily News Egypt

Pharaohs hold excellent chance in World Cup 2018: team management

The management of the Egyptian national team claims they feel certain that they will make it through the group stages in Russia, conjecturing that the team holds a great chance to surprise fans during the competition. Coincidentally, the Pharaohs have managed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. Moreover, …

Shaimaa Raafat

The history of Arab nations at the World Cup 

The Egyptian national team was drawn to play against Saudi Arabia, Russia (the host), and Uruguay in Group A of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Saudi Arabia will play the opening match against Russia. Morocco will accompany Spain, Portugal, and Iran in Group B, while Group G includes Tunisia, England, Belgium, and Panama. Arab teams …

Alaa Moustafa

Presentation allocates open budget for 2018 World Cup in Russia

Presentation Sports, the sponsor of the Egyptian national football team, allocated an open budget for the team’s preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, said CEO of the company Amr Wahby. Wahby said his company spent about EGP 25m in the World Cup qualifiers, in addition to the sum agreed upon in the previous …

Alaa Moustafa

UAE celebrates World Cup qualification with Egyptians at Anuga

Germany – The UAE pavilion at the International Anuga exhibition in Germany surprised the Egyptian companies Monday with a small celebration because of Egypt’s qualification to the World Cup on Sunday. The UAE companies participating in the exhibition cut the table on this occasion and distributed to the Egyptian wing companies, expressing their happiness with …

Nevine Kamel

Egyptian national team’s victory over Congo qualifies it to World Cup

After the draw between Ghana and Uganda on Satuday, Egypt’s national football team’s dream to secure a spot in the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup is near. The Egyptian Pharaohs will meet the Congolese Red Devils in a much-fateful 90-minute confrontation on Sunday, with no option other than winning. Satuday’s game ended with a draw …

Daily News Egypt

Qatari soft power efforts: two steps forward, one step backwards

Efforts to leverage Qatar’s 2022 World Cup hosting rights to create the soft power the Gulf state needs to punch above its weight and ensure a sympathetic hearing in the international community in times of emergency operate on the Leninist principle of two steps forward, one step backwards. Take events this month as an example. …

James Dorsey