The 2018 World Cup in Russia is still months away, and some teams are still being put together. However, that’s not stopping the Highlander from breaking down every group to give you a comprehensive overview leading up to the first kickoff.
Group A, Part II
FIFA Ranking: 31
World Cup Appearances: 2
First Appearance: 1934
Last Appearance: 1990
Best result: Group Stage, 1934
Coach: Hector Cuper, Argentine, since 2015, previously coached Al Wasl (UAE).
Players to watch:
The 25-year-old right winger plays for Liverpool FC since 2017 and has set the English Premier League alight, his 22 goals in 26 appearances leading many to hail him the player of the year. Salah’s speed and eye for goal make him Egypt’s talisman as they seek to claim their place among the great powers of world football.
The 25-year-old central midfielder is a rock in Arsenal FC’s midfield. His tireless workrate and physicality in the tackle place him in the center of Egypt’s lineup, anchoring the team and protecting his defensive line.
Potential lineup: El Hadary–Shafy, Saad, Hegazi, Elmohamady–Hamed, Elneny–Kahraba, Warda, El Said–Salah
Prediction: Group Stage Elimination, 3rd Place
Matches: Vs. Uruguay (opener), 6/15
Vs. Russia, 6/19
Vs. Saudi Arabia, 6/25