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Egypt are one of the stalwarts of the African continent and they have excelled in junior football two, having been crowned Kings of African on three previous occasions at Under-20 level.
The Young Pharaohs competed in the first-ever African Youth Champions in 1979 and won the tournament two years later in 1981.
They had to wait a decade for their next success, in 1991, before they won again in 2003.
They have also appeared at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup on six occasions, with their best result a third-place finish in 2001.
Coach Diaa Al-Sayed has selected a strong squad for the 2011 tournament, including players with experience in the Egyptian Premier League.
Top billing for them are the Zamalek duo of Omar Gaber and Mohamad Ibrahim, Arab Contractors striker Mohamad Salah and Masrys first-team goalkeeper Ahmad El-Shenawy.
The side will want to maintain their fine record of qualifying for four of the last five FIFA Under-20 World Cups.
FIFA Under-20 World Cup Appearances: 6 (1981, 1991, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009)
African Youth Championship Appearances: 14 (1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009)
African Youth Championship Wins: 3 (1981, 1991, 2003)
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