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Egypt Consider Having Friendly Before 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Resumnation


Fri 29 Mar 2024 | 06:13 PM
Hossam Hassan during Egypt - Croatia Game, Capital Cup 2024
Hossam Hassan during Egypt - Croatia Game, Capital Cup 2024
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Hossam Hassan, the coach of the Egyptian National First Football team, is considering a friendly for the Egyptian team ahead of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. 

The Pharaohs will face Burkina Faso in the 2026 FIFA World Qualifiers on June 5 as part of the Round 3 competitions. 

Regarding the road of the Egyptian team in the qualifiers, Egypt was selected among the teams of Group A.

The rest of the group's teams are Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, and Djibouti.

In the first round, Egypt thrashed Djibouti 6-0, followed by another victory over Sierra Leone 2-0 in the second round of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

9 African teams will qualify for the FIFA World Cup directly after the number of participating teams was extended to 48.

The 9 teams are the topping teams of each group, while the best holders of the second place will have a second chance for qualification.