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The story of 5 confrontations that brought the Pharaohs together with Liberia under the auspices of George Weah, El-Gawhari and Hamdi Fathy


The first national team is preparing to appear today, Thursday, in a new way, under the leadership of its Portuguese coach, Carlos Queiroz, who took over the technical task of the Pharaohs, succeeding Hossam El-Badri. Next, in the third and fourth rounds of qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.


The match between Egypt and Liberia tonight bears the number 6 in the history of the two teams’ confrontations that began more than 32 years ago and witnessed a clear parity despite the difference in history and the present between them. King" George Weah is the only African player to win the Golden Ball as the best player in the world in 1995.


1 - The Egyptian national team won (2-0), signed by Alaa Mihoub and Mohamed Ramadan, at the beginning of his campaign in the group stage of the 1990 World Cup qualifiers, and the meeting was held at Cairo International Stadium on January 6, 1989.


2 - The Liberian national team excelled in the second meeting in the capital Monrovia (1-0), signed by James Diba on June 25, 1989.


3 - The Liberian national team won again (1-0) with the signature of its star player, George Weah, in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, in the 1998 World Cup qualifiers, and the meeting was held on April 6, 1997.


4 - The Egyptian national team achieved a great victory in the same qualifiers (5-0) in Cairo, scored by Hadi Khashaba, Hisham Hanafi, Abdel Sattar Sabry, Hazem Imam and Samir Kamouna. The meeting was held on August 17, 1997, and despite the relatively large time difference between the 1989 and 1997 meetings, all the confrontations came between The two sides in the World Cup qualifiers, and the historical coach of the national team, Mahmoud El-Gohary, led Egypt in all of them.


5_ The last friendly match for the Egyptian team, against the same team (Liberia), which was in the era of Hossam El-Badri, was on November 7, 2019, and the Egyptian team won a goal without a response scored by Hamdi Fathi, and that match represented the last rehearsal for the Pharaohs, before the first official confrontation in the era of El Badry vs Kenya, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

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