Diego Maradona backs Egypt to reach 2018 WC

Diego Maradona backs Egypt to reach 2018 WC
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by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Oct 05, 2017. 11:37

Argentina and one of the world's football icons, Diego Maradona, reveals his wish to see Egypt qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Coached by a fellow Argentine, the Pharaohs are on the verge of making history to reach the global showpiece after a 28-year absence.

Hector Cuper's side meet the Red Devils of Congo on Sunday hoping to secure a spot in Russia, but will have to bag a win in Alexandria.

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The Pharaohs currently sit first in Group E with nine points and are in prime position to qualify with two matches left against Congo at home and away to Ghana.

“I would like to greet Egyptian fans. I hope the Egyptian national team can qualify to the World Cup,” Maradona told ON Sport.

“I hope Egyptians can enjoy such a celebration in peace.”



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