Soccer Football - International Friendly - Egypt vs Greece - Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland - March 27, 2018 Egypt players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
CAIRO - 27 March 2018:
Egypt failed to impress during their friendly game against Greece. The team failed to control the ball and they could not do the build up. Multiple substitutions affected the national team performance and the absence of Salah resulted in lack of chances.
Egypt 0-1 Greece
Despite Cuper's substitutions in the second half, the national team fails to create chances to score.
Egypt 0-1 Greece
Cuper keeps Mohamed Salah on the bench during the first half.
-29' Greece opens the score through a header by Nikolaos Karelis who received a wonderful cross from Michalis Bakakis.
-8:00' The game kicks off
-7:33' “I am happy with the national team line-up today, Cuper gives opportunities to all the players to prove their abilities,” said former Egyptian captain, Hany Ramzy, ahead of the game.
- 7:25' The national team players are warming up on the pitch 35 minutes before the game starts.
Egyptian national team manager Hector Cuper's starting line-up for the game consists of Mohamed Awad, Ali Gabr, Saad Samir, Omar Gaber, Ahmed el-Mohamady, Mohamed el-Nenny, Hossam Ashour, Ramadan Sobhy, Moamen Zakaria, Mohamed Magdy known as Afsha and Marwan Mohsen.
Egypt's national team, the Pharaohs, will face a new European test today at 8:00 p.m. against Greece at Letzigrund Stadium in Switzerland as part of the Pharaohs' preparation program for the World Cup.
The Pharaohs lost their first friendly match against Portugal 2-1, which was held on Friday evening at the same stadium in the presence of nearly 20,000 fans.