WCQ: Egypt out for vengeance against Senegal

WCQ: Egypt out for vengeance against Senegal
Marwan Hamdy of Egypt is challenged by Bouna Junior Sarr of Senegal during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Mar 24, 2022. 18:00

Egypt will square off with Senegal in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – third-round – first-leg encounter on Friday.

Kick-off is at 9:30 pm CAT.

The game is scheduled to be played at the Cairo International Stadium in the capital and largest city in Egypt, Cairo.

The Pharaohs booked their spot in this stage of qualifying after finishing at the top of Group F ahead of Gabon and they were undefeated.

Egypt then reached the final of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and they were beaten by Senegal on penalties just last month.

Having taken part in the last World Cup finals in Russia, Egypt are looking to make it two successive appearances in the global showpiece with Qatar set to host the 2022 edition.

Meanwhile, Senegal were dominant in the previous round of qualifying and they won Group H comfortably while also undefeated.

The Lions of Teranga managed to maintain their great form at the 2021 AFCON finals where they defeated Egypt to clinch their first continental title.

Senegal are also looking to make their second consecutive appearance in the World Cup finals having taken part in the 2018 edition in Russia.

In the Head-to-Head record, Egypt and Senegal will clash for the 14th time.

The Pharaohs have the edge having won six games compared to the Lions of Teranga’s five victories while two matches ended in a draw.

The 2021 AFCON final clash remains the last meeting between Egypt and Senegal.

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