Queiroz suggests how Egypt can qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup
The Portuguese tactician suggested what the pharaohs must do to secure a place in the centerpiece of world football
Developing a winning team culture and a commitment to be better is crucial for Egypt’s hopes to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, according to coach Carlos Queiroz.
The Pharaohs continue their attempt to make a fourth appearance at the centerpiece of world football by hosting Libya at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria on Friday.
Three days later, they travel to Benghazi for the second leg against Javier Clemente’s Mediterranean Knights.
Despite their jerky start en route to Qatar, the Portuguese tactician highlighted how the seven-time Africa Cup of Nations can ensure qualification.
“The only way Egypt can guarantee success is to always commit to being better, stronger and developing a winning team culture,” Queiroz wrote on Twitter.
The former Real Madrid and Portugal coach has been named Egypt’s head coach after coach Hossam El Badry was shown the exit door by the Egyptian Football Association following the draw 1 -1 of the country against Gabon in a World Cup qualifier.
He recently received an avalanche of criticism after failing to invite Mohamed Sherif and Mohamed Magdy Afsha for the October matches against Libya.
Although he defended his decision saying that “the math is illogical in football”.
“The calculations are illogical in football. This game only recognizes diligence, leave the calculations to engineers and scientists, ”Queiroz told the media.
“I don’t like to talk about a particular player from the Egyptian national team, and since taking on this task, I love and encourage everything that represents Egypt.
“The preparation for the match against Libya only took five days, which is not enough, but we can work and prepare for the match.
“Libya is a strong opponent, but we know its weaknesses and strengths very well.”
As it stands, Egypt are second in Group F after accumulating four points from the two games played so far.
The North African country made its World Cup debut in Italy 1934 – where it crashed in the round of 16, the first round at the time.
Their last release dates back to the 2018 edition organized in Russia. There, Hector Cuper’s side failed to make it through the group stage following their inability to negotiate their way against hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in the group. TO.