Latest in Tag: World Cup Highlight

Latest in Tag: World Cup


Al-Sisi meets national football team in Cairo ahead of World Cup in Russia

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met on Saturday with the country’s national football team in Cairo ahead of the World Cup in Russia, according to presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.  Rady said in a statement that the football players spoke with Al-Sisi, all pledging to do their best in the upcoming competition, while national team manager Hector …

Fatma Lotfi

Egypt must not be too dependent on Salah: Cuper

Plenty of Egyptians are optimistic that Mohamed Salah will be able to play at the beginning of Egypt’s World Cup campaign in Russia, starting with a match against Uruguay on 15 June, yet the team should find a way to avoid being fully dependent on the striker, said coach Hector Cuper, according to Reuters. The …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s World Cup squad opts for defensive strategy

The coaching staff of the Egyptian national team, led by Argentinian Hector Cuper, announced on Monday the final 23-player squad of the Pharaohs, selected to play in the World Cup that will kick off on 14 June. Cuper’s squad included the players who proved themselves in the team’s latest friendly matches, notably against Colombia, Kuwait, …

Daily News Egypt

World Cup mascots from 1966 to 2018

Willie – 1966 World Cup in England World Cup Willie was a lion wearing a UK-flag t-shirt, an animal synonymous with Britain and the English national side. The very first World Cup mascot, Willie was created by Reg Hoye, who is best known for illustrating some Enid Blyton books. With Willy’s unprecedented success, official mascots …

Daily News Egypt

Russia World Cup is safe and secure, promises FIFA security chief

Football fans can travel to the World Cup in Russia without fear of hooliganism or terrorism, according to FIFA head of security Helmut Spahn. He insists the country is “very, very well” prepared.The port of Kaliningrad has long been the home of Russia’s Baltic Fleet, but not even Peter The Great could have imagined the …

Deutsche Welle

Clairvoyant cat Achilles to predict World Cup winners at Russia 2018

Animals purported to have psychic powers have become a tradition at soccer’s showpiece events. Now a cat has been put forward to predict the winners and losers at the tournament that kicks off Russia.Achilles, the supposed psychic cat, will turn his talents to the beautiful game’s most prestigious event: the World Cup, after he predicted …

Deutsche Welle

World Cup 2026: Morocco in runoff bid against North America

Despite being ranked behind North America by FIFA in its technical evaluation, Morocco is going ahead with its bid to host the 2026 World Cup. In April, US President Donald Trump warned against any opposition to the bid.After an inspection of facilities and infrastructure ahead of the 2026 World Cup, global soccer body FIFA gave …

Deutsche Welle

Egypt has good chances in 2018 World Cup: Carles Puyol

Carles Puyol, the legendary defender for Barcelona and Spain, has made many achievements during his football career. Born on 13 April 1978 in La Pobla de Segur, Catalonia, Puyol started playing football for his hometown club as a goalkeeper. However, after injury problems with his shoulder, he became a forward. In 1995, he joined FC …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt has top market value amid Arab teams in World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will witness historic Arab participation, as four Arab football teams have qualified for the World Cup. Egypt topped the list of the Arab teams qualified to the World Cup in terms of market value, surpassing its traditional rival Morocco, thanks to Liverpool’s star Mohamed Salah. Salah would be …

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Egyptians in shock as Mo Salah’s injury puts World Cup hopes at risk

Egyptian football fans experienced an emotional night on Saturday after the Egyptian international star Mohamed Salah was seriously injured in Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final held in Kiev, Ukraine, leaving their World Cup hopes in complete tatters. Real Madrid, under Zinedine Zidane, became the first club in history …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed

German sports journalist Hajo Seppelt refused entry to Russia for World Cup

A German investigative sports journalist has been denied entry to Russia for the upcoming World Cup. Hajo Seppelt has reported extensively on doping at the highest level of Russian sports.German public broadcaster ARD announced in a statement posted on its website on Friday that the Russian authorities had declared invalid a visa application sought for …

Deutsche Welle

Tales from World Cup history (3)

Argentina beats West Germany in 1986 World Cup final In the final game of the 1986 World Cup, hosted by Mexico, the German team presented an outstanding performance, but finally lost 2-3 to Argentina. The tournament saw the brilliant skills of the Argentine star Maradona, who is seen by many as the best football player …

Daily News Egypt

5 goalkeepers expected to shine during 2018 World Cup

Many goalkeepers had stunning performances with their clubs, putting them under the spotlight in the 21st World Cup edition, being hosted by Russia between 14 June and 15 July. The following report reviews the most prominent goalkeepers due to play in Russia this summer. Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Since Thibaut Courtois moved to Chelsea in the …

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Sponsor struggle over Mo Salah stirs up troubles ahead World Cup

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah’s conflict with the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) and its sponsor over the unauthorised use of his image for advertising made headlines in local Egyptian and some English media outlets. The crisis erupted around late March between Rami Abbas, Salah’s agent and lawyer, and the EFA, after the player starred in a …

Daily News Egypt

Russia World Cup preparations in full gear

Russia is gearing up in full throttle to for the World Cup finals between 14 June and 15 July across 11 cities. With only 70 days left before the start of the international tournament, which sees the return of the Egyptian national team to the competition for the first time in 28 years. Daily News …

Daily News Egypt

Smallest 3 countries participating in World Cup

For more than two and a half years, the 2018 World Cup Russia qualifiers have witnessed hundreds of matches that have qualified 32 teams for the international competition. Daily News Egypt sheds light on the smallest three countries in terms of population censuses participating in the most important football event in the world. The smallest …

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