Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Written by Hend Awad:
The Egyptian national team will face its counterpart, the Djibouti national team, for the third time in their history, as part of the first round of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, next Thursday, November 16, in Egypt.
This match brings back memories of the first match that brought them together in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers in South Africa, when Egypt won by four and then returned to lead Group Twelve.
What does the Egyptian national team offer when it faces Djibouti?
The first meeting between the Egyptian and Djibouti national teams was in the second round of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, where the first group (12 groups) and the 8 best second-placed teams advance to the final stage.
The Egyptian national team qualified as the first in its group to the final stage of the qualifiers, which consists of a 5-group system with the participation of 20 teams. The first team qualifies directly to the World Cup and the top two places in the groups qualify to the 2010 African Cup of Nations.
The Egyptian national team was placed in the third group, which includes the teams of Algeria, Zambia, and Rwanda. Our national team, led by Hassan Shehata, started poorly, as it tied with Zambia in Cairo and lost to Algeria in Algeria with a score of 3-1.
The Egyptian team then returned and achieved victory in 4 consecutive matches: Rwanda in Cairo 3-0, Rwanda outside Cairo 1-0, Zambia outside Cairo 1-0, Algeria in Cairo 2-0, then reaching the 13th point, equal with the Algerian national team.
The victory of the Egyptian national team in the previous matches, including Algeria, was not enough to snatch the ticket to qualify for the World Cup, as the duo played a decisive match in Omdurman, Sudan, on November 18, 2009, but Antar Yahya was able to score an early goal that ruined the dream of the World Cup and snatched qualification to the Warriors. the desert.
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