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African Nations Cup
Teams Guide
TEAMS GUIDE GUIDE TO THE GROUNDS    
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 GROUP A
MALI
LIBERIA
ALGERIA
NIGERIA
 GROUP B
SOUTH AFRICA
BURKINA FASO
MOROCCO
GHANA
 GROUP C
CAMEROON
CONGO KINSHASA
TOGO
IVORY COAST
 GROUP D
EGYPT
SENEGAL
ZAMBIA
TUNISIA
Nations Cup - Full Coverage
Egypt Egypt
Coach:
Mohammed Al-Gohary
Star Player:
Ahmed Hossam
Audio/Video Analysis by BBC Sport's Mark Gleeson
Nations Cup record:
1957 (1st), 1959 (1st), 1962 (2nd), 1963 (3rd), 1970 (3rd), 1974 (3rd), 1976, 1980 (4th), 1984 (4th), 1986 (1st), 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 (1st), 2000
World Cup record:
1934, 1990

With stalwarts like veteran striker Hossam Hassan, Hani Ramzy and goalkeeper Nader el Sayed reaching the twilight of their careers, Egypt have had to bring new and younger players into their squad.

The most exciting is Ajax Amsterdam striker Ahmed Hossam, who is already being labelled the new Hassan.

Egypt reached the semi-finals of the World U20 Championships in Argentina last July, so have a solid core of youngsters coming through.

Gohary is keen to shake off the disappointment of failing to reach the World Cup, but in a group which includes Senegal and Tunisia, merely qualifying for the quarter-finals may prove too tough a task.

Qualifying results
v Ivory Coast 1-0 (h), v Sudan 1-0 (a), v Libya 4-0 (h), v Libya 2-0 (a), v Sudan 3-2 (h), v Ivory Coast 2-2 (a)
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