Egypt’s rival.. Senegal, the surprise of the 2002 World Cup
Egypt’s rival.. Senegal, the surprise of the 2002 World Cup, is looking for a third qualification for the World Cup
The draw for the playoff round in the African qualifiers for the World Cup Qatar 2022, which was held this evening, Saturday, in Douala, Cameroon, resulted in the national team facing its Senegalese counterpart.
The Egyptian national team will meet Senegal in the first leg on March 24 in Cairo, before the return match in Dakar on the 29th of the same month.
The Senegalese team is looking to qualify for the World Cup for the third time in its history, after qualifying for the World Cup twice previously, in the 2002 editions in South Korea, Japan, and Russia 2018.
Senegal is one of the three African teams that reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Japan and South Korea 2002.
Senegal played a total of 8 matches in the World Cup, winning 3 times, drawing 3 and losing 2.
The Teranga Lions scored 11 goals and conceded 10 goals in the World Cup finals.
In a related context, our national team met with Senegal 13 times before, winning 7 matches and receiving defeat on 4 occasions, while drawing in two matches, and among the 13 matches were two matches held within the World Cup qualifiers, one of which ended with the victory of the Pharaohs, while the second It was decided by a tie.
Egypt scored 12 goals in the Senegalese net, while it conceded 7 times, and the top scorer of the Egyptian team in Senegal is Amr Zaki with 3 goals.
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