Hector Cuper unsure about his future as Egypt coach

Hector Cuper unsure about his future as Egypt coach
Egypt's coach Hector Cuper reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group A preliminary round soccer match between Russia and Egypt

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jun 20, 2018. 10:00

Following their 3-1 loss to Russia in their second 2018 FIFA Word Cup match on Tuesday, Egypt coach Hector Cuper says he is not sure if he will continue in his job.

The Pharaohs suffered a devastating 3-1 defeat against World Cup hosts Russia in the second group stage game.

Resulting from the defeat, Cúper’s future is under speculation whether he will remain in charge of the national side or not.

Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah played his first game since his shoulder injury during the UEFA Champions League final and netted a penalty to console the North Africans.

“If the EFA members don’t want me to stay and aren’t happy with the results, they are completely free,” Cúper said during a post-match interview.

“Everything is possible after the World Cup.

“Salah was ready and played well with the national team. I am very proud of the players and they all did their best.

“The Russian national team showed that they’re a strong team and I don’t know which stag they’ll reach.”

Egypt still have one game left against Saudi Arabia in their final group stage game on June 25, but are mathematically out of the race to reach the knockout stages.

They have two losses whilst the hosts have as many wins with the Saudis set to meet Uruguay on Wednesday.

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