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African Pride Podcast: Egypt's road to Russia

In a five-part series, Christophe Bongo gives you the World Cup story of Africa's five representatives in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. This is African Pride.

Egypt's qualification can be classified as a joyful African football story.

Christophe Bongo

In 1934, Egypt became the first African football team to compete at the World Cup, which took places in Italy under Mussolini’s rule.

Competing against a backdrop of socio-political unrest, Egypt’s Prime Minister Ismail Sidqi hoped that a good showing in the World Cup would ease the tension back home.

He was wrong.

Egypt fell to Hungary in a tournament that had a very different format, and didn’t qualify again for more than half a century.

2018 marks just the third time that Egypt has qualified for the FIFA World Cup.

Listen to Christophe Bongo discuss the team’s road to Russia and the players to watch when the Pharaohs take on the rest of the world next month.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : African Pride Podcast: Egypt's road to Russia


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