Wednesday 12 December 2018

Egypt part with coach Hector Cuper following World Cup exit

The Argentinian and his backroom staff have left their roles after their contracts expired.

Hector Cuper’s Egypt lost all three games at the World Cup (Nick Potts/PA)
Hector Cuper’s Egypt lost all three games at the World Cup (Nick Potts/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

Hector Cuper has left his position as Egypt coach in the wake of their World Cup exit.

The Argentinian and his backroom staff have left their roles after their contracts expired following the 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia on Monday, the Egyptian Football Association confirmed to Press Association Sport.

“Today, the EFA met and thanked all the coaching staff,” the EFA said in a statement.

Egpyt failed to register a point in Russia, losing their opening two Group A matches to Uruguay and the host nation.

Cuper, the former Valencia and Inter Milan coach, was named Egypt boss in March 2015 and he led the team to the final of the 2017 African Nations Cup, where they lost 2-1 to Cameroon.

He then guided Egypt to their first World Cup finals in 28 years, but, with star player Mohamed Salah clearly not fully fit following the shoulder injury he suffered in Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, their time in Russia was an unhappy one.

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