The Egypt national football team (Arabic: منتخب مصر الوطني لكرة القدم), represents Egypt in men's International association football and is governed by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) (الإتحاد المصري لكرة القدم) founded in 1921, the governing body for football in Egypt. The team plays its home games at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, and their current head coach is Héctor Cúper.
Egypt is the most successful national team in Africa, having won the Africa Cup of Nations on a record seven occasions: the inaugural edition in 1957 and on home soil in 1959, as well as the 1986 edition, Burkina Faso in 1998, 2006, Ghana in 2008 and Angola in 2010 edition. Egypt has also been as high as ninth in the FIFA World Rankings, making the team one of only three African national teams to enter the world's top ten. Despite their continental record, Egypt has so far made only two appearances in the World Cup (in 1934 and 1990), failing to win a game on both occasions. The Egypt national team was the first African and Middle Eastern team to qualify for the World Cup.Close