The Egyptian team has been able to beat its Congolese counterpart in terms of the market value with a difference of more than £60m. Total value of the Egyptian team reached £75.7m, while total market value of the Congolese team reached £10.43m.
According to statistics, the Egyptian team occupies the 30th place globally, according to the classification of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), while the Congolese team occupies the 95th place globally, which means there is a difference of 65 places between both teams in the international classification.
The Congolese team won the African Nations championship once in 1972, whereas Egypt won the championship seven times, the last time being in 2010.
The Congolese team has 25 players. Professional players represent 19.7% of the team. Average age is 25.8 years. The trainer of the Congolese team is 44-year-old Sebastien Migne.
The Egyptian team is composed of 24 players with professional players representing 14.5% and those of average age representing 27.8%. The Egyptian team is led by 61-year-old Hector Cuper.
Midfield Thievy Bifouma, a player in Turkush Sivasspor, is the most prominent player in the Congolese team with a market value of £1.7m. The Congolese team has several professional players. Most of them are in the second and third division teams in France and England.
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s right winger, is the most expensive player in terms of the market value, as he is worth £35m. The national team has several professional players, including Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Elneny, Ahmed Hegazy, and Ramadan Sobhy in the English league, in addition to Ahmed Hassan Koka in the Portuguese league.
The market value of the Egyptian league is £103.83m. The Egyptian team needs to win the three points of the match in order to reach the 12th point to reach the 2018 Russian World Cup 2018.
|95||27.8||Players’ average age|
|19.7 %||14.5 %||Professional players in the team|
|Thievy Bifouma – £1.75m||Mohamed Salah – £35m||Most expensive player|
|1||7||Number of African championships|