Egypt: Ongoing negotiations for pre-World Cup friendlies



Egypt national team

The Egyptian National Team’s director Ehab Leheita has confirmed that Egypt is in talks with several football associations to hold further pre-World Cup friendlies. 

Leheita confirmed in a TV interview that Egypt is negotiating with several Arab, European and South American teams to set up international friendlies and foreign training camps ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia in June.

“We are evaluating the the possibility of playing two or three friendlies right before the World Cup, since we will be facing Portugal and Greece in March,” Leheita Said. “Hector Cuper is considering facing an Arab team and Kuwait is currently the closest opponent.”

“The staff is also considering facing a European and Latin team in May and June, just before the competition, we are negotiating with Paraguay and Colombia and everything will be defined in the coming period.”

Egypt is set to face Portugal on the 23rd of March for the third time in history after both teams met in 1955 and 2005 where The Pharaohs were defeated on the two occasions.

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