Egypt

Egypt

Football World Cup

FINALS / QUALIFYING CAMPAIGNS

2/14

FIRST FWC:

1934

LAST FWC:

1990

BEST ACHIEVEMENT:

First stage 1934, 1990

FIRST STAGE

2 APPEARANCES

SEMIFINALS

0 APPEARANCES

FINAL

0 APPEARANCES

TITLES

0 APPEARANCES

Club History

Egypt is the most successful national team in Africa, having won the Africa Cup of Nations a record seven times: the inaugural edition in 1957 and on home soil in 1959, as well as the 1986 edition, Burkina Faso in 1998, 2006, Ghana in 2008 and Angola in 2010 edition. Egypt has also been as high as ninth in the FIFA World Rankings, making the team one of only three African national teams to enter the world’s top ten. Despite their respectable continental record, Egypt has so far made only two appearances in the World Cup (in 1934 and 1990), failing to win a game on both occasions. The Egypt national team was the first African and Middle Eastern team to qualify for the World Cup.

Egypt qualified for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and eventually finished runners-up after losing to Cameroon in the final. The tournament helped Egypt rise from 60 in December 2016 to 19 in May 2017 in the FIFA World Rankings.

On October 8, 2017, Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup, their first appearance for 28 years and third overall.

 

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