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Brazil has highest probability of winning World Cup: Goldman Sachs

Brazil will win its sixth World Cup title, defeating Germany in the final on July 15, according to the The World Cup and Economics report issued by the Goldman Sachs Group on Tuesday. “When Lionel Messi observed that ‘in football…talent and elegance mean nothing without rigor and precision,’ he was clearly thinking as much about …

Mohamed Samir

Frenchman Carteron to lead Cairo giant Al Ahly for 2 seasons

Al Ahly’s football management committee, headed by the club’s president Mahmoud Al-Khatib, announced on Tuesday signing a two-season contract with Patrice Carteron to lead the football team’s coaching staff, replacing Hossam Al-Badry, who left his position last month following a deterioration in the team’s performance and results. The Cairo-based club announced that the Frenchman will …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed

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