As they make their third World Cup appearance in June in Russia, Egypt will look to survive group stages for the first time in history.
Egypt is among five nations that will be representing African continent in the tournament that features 32 countries from all continents.
The Pharaohs last took part in 28 years ago in the tournament that was held in Italy where they were eliminated in the group stages having collected two points following two draws against Netherlands and Republic of Ireland before succumbing 1-0 to England.
The Arab nation became the first African country to be part of the World Cup having competed in 1930 in Uruguay.
Egypt’s second World Cup came in 1990, and they became the first team with the longest-ever gap between two Fifa World Cup appearances with 56 years had passed.
Absent from the World Cup since 1990, the Egyptian team booked its ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia through topping Group E with 13 points by outplaying Ghana, Uganda and Congo.
The Liverpool superstar, Mohamed Salah will be carrying the hopes of the northern Africa country as he has been on-form for the entire season, which has helped him to clinch personal accolades in Europe.
Salah has been prolific in front of goals, which earned his English Premiership club, Liverpool a spot in the Uefa Champions League final.
The seven times African Cup of Nations champions will be led by the Argentina-born coach, Héctor Raúl Cúper who since joined them in 2015.
Except, Salah, the Cuper men will also rely on Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny and experienced gaolie, Essam El-Hadary.
El-Hadary has been part of the Egyptian team for decades having made national appearance in 1990’s.
The Pharaohs will be battling up against the host country Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A.
Egypt will take on Uruguay on their opening match on the 15 June in Ekaterinburg.