Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium vs Egypt - King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium - June 6, 2018 Egypt coach Hector Cuper REUTERS/Francois Lenoir 

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium vs Egypt - King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium - June 6, 2018 Egypt coach Hector Cuper REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Egyptian national team’s ex-manager Cuper signs for Uzbekistan

Fri, Aug. 3, 2018
CAIRO – 3 August 2018: Argentinean manager Hector Cuper was declared on Thursday as Uzbekistan national team’s new manager for the next four years.

The Argentinean had three fantastic years with the Egyptian national team leading them to the 2017 African Cup of Nations’ final when they lost 2-1 to Cameroon.

Cuper’s best achievement was leading the team to the 2018 World Cup in Russia for the first time since 1990 in Italy. However, he was sacked after Egypt’s disastrous run at the World Cup losing their three group stage games.

Egypt started their participation against Uruguay where they lost 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Uruguayan defender José Giménez.

Egypt also lost the second game 3-1 to the host nation, Russia, with Mohamed Salah scoring Egypt’s only goal at the game.

Egypt lost 2-1 at the Arab derby against Saudi Arabia despite leading the score by a goal from Mohamed Salah.

Cuper will lead the team at the 2019 Asian Cup in the UAE. Uzbekistan plays in Group E alongside Turkmenistan, Oman and Japan.

Uzbekistan’s team never appeared at the World Cup before and they hope that Cuper can lead them to reach the tournament in 2022.
 
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