Egypt opt against Hector Cuper stay

Argentine Hector Cuper has vacated his job as head coach of the Egypt national team following a disastrous outing at the 2018 World Cup.

The Pharaohs, on their return to the World Cup finals after 28 years, were knocked out of the competition at the group stage. They finished bottom of Group A with no point.

Egypt opened their campaign with a 1-0 loss to Uruguay, another 3-1 defeat to hosts Russia before the 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia in which goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary made the record as the oldest player to feature at the World Cup on Monday.

FootyAfrica gathers the Egyptian FA informed Cuper of their decision to let him go after the team returned to Cairo Tuesday morning.

Via its Twitter handle later in the evening, the EFA tweeted “thanking the technical staff of the national team following the end of its contract and will hold a press conference tomorrow to answer all the questions.”

Hector Cuper took over the Egypt job in March 2015 and qualified the Pharaohs to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time after three successive failed attempts. Egypt reached the final of the tournament but lost to Cameroon.

Cuper also masterminded their World Cup qualification at the expense of Ghana.





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