Wow, terrible loss to Algeria!
Why do you guys always own African competitions at club and country level, yet always choke in WC qualifiers???
I'm now certain that it's a curse, no other possible way to explain it.
Egypt, twice Champions of Africa on the trot, was drawn in a mickey mouse group but won't make the World Cup, nothing short of hilarious really.
We went into the African Cup of nations in 98, 2006 and 2008 in a pessimistic mood, the fans didn't expect anything yet we beat the likes of South Africa (then holders and quite a good team, unlike now), Ivory Coast (3 times in 3 tournaments), Cameroon (twice in 2008), Senegal etc.. to clinch 3 ACN trophies out of 6.
So you see, when we're optimistic and have high expectations we choke and when the expectations are low we do well.
Seems we only qualify when Italy hosts the World Cup - 34 and 90. So the solution to our problem is FIFA accepting a bid from Italy.
Oh and may be some black magic could do the trick!
Originally Posted by Rhizoid
Egyptian media and fans are now completely anti-Shehata. But the Egyptian FA seem to be supporting him, despite these difficulties.
What do you guys think, should he be replaced?
First of all, guy not guys - seeing as I'm the only one frequenting this ghost town.
..Well they wouldn't sack him a few days prior to the Confederations Cup.
He'd definitely get an immediate sack IF we fail to beat Rwanda at home in July in a WCQ. That's our last chance.
In the event of not beating Rwanda then the sack would be justified, imo.
P.S. Thanks for posting, btw.
Feel free to create a Lebanese hotties thread
, should aid in bringing this forum back to life.