Factbox: Egypt vs Senegal in World Cup playoffs

Ahram Online , Sunday 23 Jan 2022

Egypt has been drawn with Senegal in the African World Cup playoffs. Ahram Online looks at both team before their anticipated clash in March.

Egypt vs Senegal

Egypt v Senegal Head to Head record

Matches=13, Wins=7, Draws=2, Defeats=4, Goals scored=12, Goals conceded=8


Carlos Queiroz (Egypt)

Aliou Cisse (Senegal)

Key players


Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Aston Villa, England), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England)


Sadio Mane (Liverpool, England), Gana Gueye (PSG, France), Ismaila Sarr (Watford, England)

World Cup record


- Egypt was the first African country to reach the World Cup when they played in Italy 1934.

- The Pharaohs appeared in three World Cups (1934, 1990 and 2018) but never managed to get past the first round.

- In total, Egypt played 7 World Cup matches; winning none, drawing twice and losing 5. They scored 5 goals and conceded 12.


- The Teranga Lions have qualified twice for the World Cup in 2002 and 2018.

- Their best achievement was in 2002 when they reached the quarter finals to become one of three African teams to reach that level.

- In total, Senegal played 8 World Cup matches; winning 3, drawing 3 and losing 2. They scored 11 goals and conceded 10.

FIFA ranking (December 2021)

Egypt 45

Senegal 20


- Egypt won seven African titles in 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

- Senegal finished runners up twice in 2002 and 2019.

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