Héctor Cúper parts company with Egypt after World Cup exit

Jun 27, 2018 | African News | 0 comments

Manager Héctor Raúl Cúper has parted company with Egypt after they were knocked out of the World Cup at the group stage.

The Argentine, who has been the Pharaoh’s boss since 2015 help Egypt to their first World Cup finals after 28 years, but was unable to go pass Group stage as they failed to pick up a point.

The North African nation was beaten by Uruguay, Russia and then Saudi Arabia.

Their build-up and tournament were dominated by a shoulder injury to Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.

Speaking after the Saudia Arabia loss, he said he would “see what will happen” ahead of a meeting with the EFA.

A statement said: “We held a meeting after returning from Russia and the entire board decided to say thank you to Cuper and his technical staff.

“We appreciate the work from the coach, from reaching the Africa Cup of Nations after three years of absence and taking Egypt to the World Cup after 28 years of absence.”

Former Valencia and Inter Milan boss Cuper was appointed in March 2015 and led Egypt to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017, where they lost to Cameroon.

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