Egypt’s U-20 team will face Brazil in their first match of the 2011 FIFA Youth World Cup in Colombia on Friday July 29 10:00 PM ET in Metropolitano Stadium in the city of Barranquilla.
Brazil head to Colombia 2011 aiming to claim their fifth FIFA U-20 World Cup title. Victors at Mexico 1983, USSR 1985, Australia 1993 and UAE 2003, the only time that Brazil failed to appear at the competition was at Japan 1979.
The team boasts some amazing talent, including Sao Paulo youngsters Lucas Gaucho and Casemiro scoring four goals apiece and playing a key role in a triumph which also secured Brazil’s place at the Olympic Football Tournament London 2012.
Egypt is the underdog of the match, Among Egypt’s most remarkable players are Mohamed Hamdy and Mohamed El Neney. This will be their fourth consecutive U-20 World Cup appearance.
Egypt, whose best ever position was a third-place finish in the 2001 edition in Argentina, will also face minnows Austria and Panama in Group E.