LIVE: Kuwait v Egypt | Friendly Match | May 25th 2018
Match K.O. at 21:00 Cairo local time | 16:00 ET Canada-USA
Venue: Jaber al-Ahmad International Stadium (Kuwait)
Referee: Ovidiu Hategan (Romania)
Egypt will be playing Kuwait on Friday as they kick off their final preparation stage for the 2018 World Cup, which will will be held next month in Russia.
Kuwait is the first of three games for Egypt ahead of the world’s most prestigious football tournament, as the Pharaohs will take on Colombia on 1 June in Bergamo, Italy, then Belgium on 6 June in Brussels before flying to Russia.
Egypt has announced a 29-man provisional squad for the tournament and coach Hector Cuper has decided to take them all to Kuwait.
Kuwait has not qualified for the World Cup, but the Argentinean tactician sees the match as an important step in the team’s preparation.
“I chose to play with teams similar to the ones that we will face at the World Cup. I want to test some tactics and some players before announcing my final 23-man list,” Cuper told a presser on Thursday.
The seven-time African Champions, who have reached the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, have been placed in Group A alongside hosts Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.