Russia: Egypt gets ready for their last 2018 World Cup encounter

The Egyptian national football team held its official training session at the Volgograd Arena on Sunday afternoon, a day ahead of their encounter with Saudi Arabia in the last match for both teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. After the two first Group A rounds, these Middle Eastern countries lost any chance to reach the knockout phase, as they were both defeated by Russia and Uruguay. Speaking... Еще at the official pre-match press conference, Egypt's coach Hector Cuper stressed that the match against Saudi Arabia would be very important for his squad, as they wanted to finish their participation in the tournament «on a high note» for all the Egyptian fans. The 45-year-old goalkeeper of the team Essam El-Hadary in turn said that he hoped he would be able to set a new record as the oldest player in the FIFA World Cup tournament, adding that this record would be an achievement for Egypt first of all and not his personal one. If El-Hadary plays on Monday he will beat the record of Colombia’s Faryd Mondragon, who at the age of 43 years appeared on the pitch during a 2014 FIFA World Cup match in Brazil.

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