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Egypt national under 23 football team

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Sub-confederation  UNAF (North Africa)
Head coach  Hossam El-Badry
FIFA code  EGY
Location  Egypt
Nickname(s)  الفراعنة (The Pharaohs)
Home stadium  Cairo International Stadium
Appearances  11 (first in Antwerp 1920)
Best result  Fourth Place Amsterdam 1928, Tokyo 1964
Association  Egyptian Football Association
Home ground  Cairo International Stadium
Confederation  Confederation of African Football

The Egypt national under-23 football team (Arabic: منتخب مصر الأوليمبى‎‎), nicknamed The Pharaohs (Arabic: الفراعنة‎‎), is the national team of Egypt Under-23 and is administered by the Egyptian Football Association. The team's main objectives are to qualify and play at the All-Africa Games and Olympic Games



Egypt had a great history in Olympic football first time appearance was in Antwerp – Belgium during the 1920 summer Olympics played one match against Italy, first ever official international match for the Pharaohs they lost 2/1 on August 20, 1920. And the legendary story goes on, 9 more times the Egyptian flag rose in the Olympic football Erena achieving the fourth place twice in Amsterdam 1928 and Tokyo 1964. since FIFA decided to make the Olympic football an under 23 years tournament Egypt qualified Twice in Barcelona 1992, London 2012.

Player eligibility

Players who are selected, will be 23 or younger in the following Olympic year. With the next Olympics being held in Rio de Janeiro 2016, players need to be born on or after 1 January 1993. At the Olympic finals tournament, the team may be supplemented with 3 over-age players.

Olympic Games record

  • Prior to the 1992 Olympic Games campaign, the Olympic football tournament was open to full senior national teams.
  • All-Africa Games record

  • Prior to the Cairo 1991 campaign, the All-Africa Games was open to full senior national teams.
  • On 26 August 2015, the CAF announced that Egypt had withdrawn from the competition. Burundi, the team eliminated by Egypt in the final round, declined to replace them due to short notice. Therefore, only seven team competed in the tournament, and Group B, where Egypt were drawn in, was composed of three teams only.

    2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualification

    Third round
    2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations Final Stage
    Group stage
    Group B

    Current squad


    Former squads

  • 1920 Summer Olympics squads
  • 1924 Summer Olympics squads
  • 1928 Summer Olympics squads
  • 1936 Summer Olympics squads
  • 1948 Summer Olympics squads
  • 1952 Summer Olympics squads
  • 1960 Summer Olympics squads
  • 1964 Summer Olympics squads
  • 1984 Summer Olympics squads
  • 1992 Summer Olympics squads
  • 2012 Summer Olympics squads
  • References

    Egypt national under-23 football team Wikipedia