Egypt's full squad, coach, fixtures, title winning odds for the 2019 AFCON

What is Egypt's history in the AFCON?

Simply put, no team in Africa can match Egypt when it comes to success at the African Cup of Nations. The Pharaohs are a making their 24th appearance at this competition, and will be chasing a record-setting eighth title this summer after finishing as runners-up in 2017. Egypt are serving as hosts for the fifth time, and history has shown that playing this tournament at home really has pitted the odds in favor for Africa's most successful side. Indeed, three of their seven titles were won on home soil, with the most recent taking place in 2006 which was the start of them achieving a very impressive feat only matched by Ghana: winning three titles in a row.

However, after 2010, the team hit a really rough patch, shockingly failing to qualify for the next three editions of the biannual competition until re-emerging in 2017.

What is Egypt's full squad list for the 2019 AFCON?

Goalkeepers: Ahmed El-Shennawy (Pyramids FC), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Gennesh (Zamalek)

Defenders: Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Hamdy El-Wensh (Zamalek), Ahmed Ayman Mansour, Omar Gaber (Pyramids FC), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Baher El-Mohamady (Ismaily), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion)

Midfielders: Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Ali Ghazal (C.D. Feirense), Nabil Emad Dunga, Abdallah El-Said (Pyramids FC), Walid Soliman (Al Ahly)

Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Ahmed Ali (Arab Contractors), Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Ahmed Hassan Kouka (Olympiacos)

Who are the key players to watch for Egypt at the 2019 AFCON?

Mohamed Salah obviously will be the star man for Egypt this summer. The Liverpool ace has had a fine season at club level, winning the Golden Boot for the second straight season and despite not being able to steer the Reds to the Premier League title, played a vital role in them winning their sixth Champions League trophy at Tottenham's expense at the start of this month.

Two years ago, Egypt's current active all-time top goal-scorer was part of the team who finished as runners-up, and having clinched his first Champions League trophy, he certainly will be fired up to have a major impact as Egypt seek to win the AFCON for a eighth time this summer.

Who is Egypt's coach?

Javier Aguirre has been the man on the bench for Egypt since 2018. The Mexican tactician brings in a wealth of experience having managed several La Liga clubs as well as the Japanese and Mexican national sides. However, his management style hasn't been without reproach in the past, with pundits slamming some of his tactical decisions while in charge of Mexico leading up to and during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

What are the odds of Egypt winning the 2019 AFCON?

Pretty high, to be honest. After all, no other side has won this competition more times than Egypt. No team besides Ghana have ever won three on the trot, and despite their struggles, they did come back with a bang in 2017 to earn a runners-up medal. And with star players like Mohamed Salah in their ranks, who is coming into this tournament following an excellent season with Liverpool, one would be remiss to discount Egypt as serious contenders for the title this summer - especially as they are, as noted before, playing on home turf.

How can I watch Egypt's 2019 AFCON matches?

Egypt will face Zimbabwe, DR Congo, and Uganda in their group stage matches, and here's how you can see them in action from wherever you are based:

Egypt vs Zimbabwe Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Friday 21 June 4:00pm ET / 9:00pm BST / 10:00pm CET
Stadium: Cairo International Stadium (al-Qāhirah (Cairo))
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports
Canada: fuboTV Canada, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, beIN Sports Canada
Egypt: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
Nigeria: SL2G, SuperSport 10, SuperSport 7 Nigeria, SuperSport 4, SuperSport 7 Africa, SL2G
Portugal: Eurosport 2 Portugal
United Kingdom: EuroSport 2 UK, EuroSport Player UK
United States: beIN SPORTS, Fanatiz USA, fuboTV, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Zimbabwe: SuperSport 7 Africa, SL2G, SuperSport 4, SuperSport 10, SL2G

Egypt vs Congo DR Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Wednesday 26 June 4:00pm ET / 9:00pm BST / 10:00pm CET
Stadium: Cairo International Stadium (al-Qāhirah (Cairo))
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports
Canada: beIN Sports Canada, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, fuboTV Canada, DAZN
Egypt: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
United Kingdom: EuroSport 2 UK, EuroSport Player UK
United States: beIN SPORTS, fuboTV, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Fanatiz USA

Uganda vs Egypt Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 30 June 3:00pm ET / 8:00pm BST / 9:00pm CET
Stadium: Cairo International Stadium (al-Qāhirah (Cairo))
Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect
Canada: beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, fuboTV Canada
Egypt: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
United Kingdom: EuroSport Player UK
United States: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Fanatiz USA, fuboTV

 

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