Egypt national futsal team

The Egyptian national futsal team represents Egypt during international futsal competitions. It is governed by the Egyptian Football Association and is one of the strongest teams in Africa having won the Africa Futsal Cup of Nations a record three times. They have also represented Africa the most in the FIFA Futsal World Cup, with seven appearances.

Egypt
Nickname(s)The Pharaohs
AssociationEgyptian Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
FIFA codeEGY
FIFA ranking23 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Egypt 6–6 Zimbabwe 
(Cairo, Egypt; 25 September 1996)
Biggest win
 Egypt 18–2 South Africa 
(Cairo, Egypt; 21 April 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 9–0 Egypt 
(Singapore; 28 November 2001)
World Cup
Appearances7 (First in 1996)
Best resultSixth Place, (2000)
African Futsal Championship
Appearances6 (First in 1996)
Best resultMed 1.png Champions, (1996, 2000, 2004)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2014)
Best result5th place, (2014)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances2 (First in 2007)
Best result8th place, (2007)

Tournament recordsEdit

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

Egypt has reached the FIFA Futsal World Cup 7 times, the most in Africa. Egypt attended their first FIFA Futsal World Cup in 1996, when they achieved the first victory for Africa in the competition's history by beating Australia 8–2. Four years later, they reached the Second Round with notable victories over the likes of teams like Uruguay and Russia. Although a draw with Argentina would have granted them a place in the Semi-finals, they lost 3–4 to the South Americans and finished 6th place overall.

The Pharaohs appeared for the third successive time in Chinese Taipei and despite a first-round exit, they made their mark with the biggest margin of victory in the tournament, 12–0 over the hosts.[2]

Egypt didn't pass through the group stage again in 2008 but they progressed through the first round in 2012, losing to Italy 1-5.

Egypt appeared in the Quarterfinals in the 2016 edition, after a 4-3 revenge win against Italy in Extra Time. They would later lose to the eventual winners, Argentina. Egypt qualified to their 7th world cup appearance after reaching the final in the 2020 Africa Futsal Cup.

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter
Hong Kong 1992 Did not enter
Spain 1996 Round 1 3 1 0 2 13 19 –6
Guatemala 2000 Round 2 6 3 0 3 27 27 0
Chinese Taipei 2004 Round 1 3 1 0 2 16 12 +4
Brazil 2008 Round 1 4 1 0 3 9 12 –3
Thailand 2012 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 12 14 –2
Colombia 2016 Quarterfinals 5 2 0 3 13 17 -4
Lithuania 2020 Qualified
Total 7/9 25 10 0 15 90 101 –11

Africa Futsal Cup of NationsEdit

Egypt has reached the final match of every tournament.

African Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Egypt 1996 Champions 4 3 1 0 31 12 +19
Egypt 2000 Champions 3 3 0 0 30 5 +25
2004 Champions 3 3 0 0 43 13 +30
Libya 2008 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 27 12 +15
Burkina Faso 2011 Cancelled - - - - - - -
South Africa 2016 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 14 11 +3
Morocco 2020 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 20 13 +7
Total 6/6 25 19 4 3 163 63 +100

Grand Prix de FutsalEdit

Egypt were only invited twice.

Grand Prix de Futsal Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Brazil 2005 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2006 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2007 8th place 5 1 0 4 16 19 –3
Brazil 2008 10th place 6 3 0 3 11 16 –5
Brazil 2009-Brazil 2015 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Total 2/11 11 4 0 7 27 35 -8

Futsal Confederations CupEdit

Confederations Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Libya 2009-Brazil 2013 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Kuwait 2014 Round 1 3 1 0 2 8 11 –3
Total 1/3 3 1 0 2 8 11 –3

Arab Futsal ChampionshipEdit

Arab Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Egypt 1998 Champions 5 5 0 0 49 16 +33
Egypt 2005 Champions 4 4 0 0 30 10 +20
Libya 2007 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 21 7 +14
Egypt 2008 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 23 8 +15
Total 4/4 19 17 0 2 123 41 +82

Player ListEdit

Head coach:   Hesham Saleh

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Gamal Abdelnaser (1993-01-20)20 January 1993 (aged 23)   El-Alamein
2 1GK Mohamed Abdellatif (1995-02-05)5 February 1995 (aged 21)   Misr Lel-Makkasa
3 4FW Abdelrahman Elashwal (1993-12-25)25 December 1993 (aged 22)   Misr Lel-Makkasa
4 4FW Ahmed Homos (1993-05-02)2 May 1993 (aged 23)   Misr Lel-Makkasa
5 2DF Essam Alla (1994-09-01)1 September 1994 (aged 22)   El-Bank El-Ahly
6 2DF Mostafa Nader (1984-10-14)14 October 1984 (aged 31)   Zamalek
7 2DF Ibrahim Eika (1987-10-17)17 October 1987 (aged 28)   Misr Lel-Makkasa
8 2DF Mizo (1985-10-15)15 October 1985 (aged 30)   Misr Lel-Makkasa
9 2DF Mohamed Mido (1984-09-30)30 September 1984 (aged 31)   El-Shams
10 4FW Ahmed Moza (1988-10-18)18 October 1988 (aged 27)   Misr Lel-Makkasa
11 2DF Said Bedir (1991-07-31)31 July 1991 (aged 25)   El-Olympi
12 4FW Mostafa Eid (1992-08-17)17 August 1992 (aged 24)   Misr Lel-Makkasa
13 4FW Salah Hosny (1990-08-06)6 August 1990 (aged 26)   El-Shorta
14 4FW Saber Sayed (1989-04-02)2 April 1989 (aged 27)   Misr Lel-Makkasa

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ Egypt Futsal Team(EGY), September 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2008

External linksEdit