The Pharaohs open their qualifying bid against Mozambique Today Friday June 1st 2012 at 2PM ET Time (USA/Canada Time)
The build-up to Egypt’s World Cup qualifying campaigns has always been accompanied by intense media speculation as to whether the team will finally end its lengthy drought stretching back to 1990. It is the other way round this time as Egypt open their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign on Friday.
The presidential elections frenzy has overshadowed everything else, including the Pharaohs’ game at home against Mozambique in the Group G opener on Friday in Alexandria.
“Unfortunately we play this game in difficult circumstances,” Egypt coach Bob Bradley said this week in an interview with the Confederation of African Football’s website.
“I have asked [the players] to forget about the political situation and focus on the match. I asked them to win and bring happiness to Egyptians.
“They are dreaming of World Cup qualification and we have to make their dreams true. We’re going to miss our fans in this game, but we promise to do our best to make them happy.”