Hector Cuper reflects on the World Cup draw

Hector Cuper reflects on the World Cup draw
Hector Cuper

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Dec 07, 2017. 15:00

As they will open their 2018 FIFA World Cup Group A campaign against Uruguay, Egypt coach Hector Cuper says he can't tell whether the draw is easy or tough.

However, he said the order of the games in the wake of the draw is good, as they have big ambitions at the global showpiece in Russia.

The Pharaohs are pitted against hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, as well as the South Americans, but Cuper will organise friendlies ahead of the tournament.

"I can't quite say it is an easy or a difficult draw," said Cuper.

"The order of the group games is quite good. We have big ambitions in the World Cup.

"I hope we would face nations from Latin America in our upcoming friendlies since we will be playing Uruguay in our first group game."

Cuper's men will open their campaign against two-time winners Uruguay on June 15, before meeting hosts Russia four days later, and they will conclude their group stage campaign against the Saudis on June 25.

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