Date of travel of the Egyptian delegation to South Korea

The delegation of the Egyptian national football team will depart tomorrow, Saturday morning, for South Korea, by private plane, in the city of Seoul, at the head of the delegation, vice-president of the Football Federation, Khaled Al-Darandali.

The Egyptian national football team is preparing to meet South Korea in a friendly match next Tuesday in Seoul, on the last day of the international agenda.

Date of match between Egypt and South Korea
The friendly match between Egypt and South Korea will take place at 13:00 Cairo time.
And the South Korean Football Association announced that tickets for the friendly match between Egypt and South Korea, which will take place at the World Cup stadium in Seoul, where it can accommodate about 70,000 fans, have been sold out.

The fate of Ihab Galal
The last few hours witnessed disagreement among members of the Governing Board of the Football Federation over the ouster of the technical staff of the first National Football Team following the disappointing results and appearances of Egyptian fans.

At the time, a source inside Jabaliya confirmed that Ihab Jalal’s fate could be determined after South Korea’s friendly match scheduled for the 14th of this month and that a majority in the council sees the possibility of change before it is too late. .

The Board of Directors of the Football Federation is studying the fate of the technical staff of the first national football team during an urgent session, the date of which has not been set, after the disappointing appearance of the fans in the qualifiers of the African Cup of Nations.

Egypt’s national football team suffered a painful defeat by its Ethiopian counterpart, 2-0, in the second round of the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, which will be hosted by Ivory Coast in the middle of next year.

The last few hours witnessed a protest by several members of the Football Federation’s Board of Directors due to the loss to Ethiopia, the poor performance of the team, despite the victory over Guinea in the first round.

The statistics of the Pharaohs’ two matches in the two rounds of the African qualifiers did not do justice to the Egyptian team and its coach, Ihab Galal, who recently took over, succeeding the Portuguese Carlos Queiroz.

Despite Guinea overcoming an unanswered goal in the qualifiers opening match, where the presence of most of the basic elements was proved, the performance was not convincing, as the Pharaohs did not threaten the opponent’s goal except once with a goal. five minutes before the end of the match between the Egyptian fans at the stadium in Cairo, while the statistics proved the second match was overwhelming for the Ethiopian players during the two parts of the match, which ended in favor of the opponent with two goals. .

“game mode”
The degree of distraction of the coach, Ihab Jalal, about the way the Pharaohs played during the two matches, especially after the Guinean match started 4-3-3 in the first half, before turning it to 4-2-3- 1 in the second half, which is the last way he started meeting Ethiopia before adjusting it again to 4-1-4-1.

“It has lost its most important features.”
Ehab Galal’s way of playing with all the clubs he technically ran before taking over the national team is characterized by the way he controlled the ball in most periods of the match, which was not achieved within the green rectangle during Guinea’s matches. and Ethiopia, which were evidenced by the lack of pressure on the opponent from the front areas near the wrong passes, especially in the maneuvering area, within 180 minutes.

“unstable formation”
Ihab Galal made major changes to the squad during Ethiopia’s match against Guinea, and some of them came logically due to the injuries that hit the team after Yaser Ibrahim’s injury in defense and the stress of Hamdi Fathi and the injury of Elneny among of the field and the same for Mohamed Salah and Trezeguet in the attacking part.

However, there are some mistakes in choosing alternative elements in light of the insistence on Ahmed Sayed Zizou’s participation in the center of the left wing in the first or second game, with the participation of the same game in the center of the playmaker. , despite Zizout’s ability at center-right throughout his stint with his club and the same with Marmush’s participation on the right wing.

Although left-back Karim Hafez was called up, he did not take part in both matches, with the injured Ahmed Fattouh, to be replaced by Ayman Ashraf and then Omar Kamal out of position.

“Read the match”
Ihab Jalal did not read well the two matches, as he faced the delayed security of the Guinean team by sending crosses only in the absence of an explicit striker, except after the descent of Mustafa Mohamed, as he also failed with the way the Ethiopian team. played, which relied on the sometimes advanced pressure or from the middle of his stadium, where the pharaohs relied for most of the match on sending long balls.

“Lack of influential elements”
Some influential elements were absent during the second confrontation, led by Mohamed Salah and Mohamed El-Nini, in addition to the absence of Ahmed Hegazy, Ahmed Fattouh, Yasser Ibrahim and Mohamed Abdel Moneim.

“lack of soul”
The team players lacked spirit, especially in the Ethiopian match, which angered the Egyptian fans in light of the poor performance in both parts of the match.

Egypt group ranking:
1 – Ethiopia 3 points
2- Malawi 3 points
3- Guinea 3 points
4- Egypt 3 points

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