Egypt part ways with Queiroz after World Cup failure

Egypt head coach Carlos Queiroz addresses the players during the 2022 World Cup – Africa Qualifiers soccer match between Senegal and Egypt at Me Abdoulaye Wade Stadium in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday, March 29 2022.Stefan Kleinowitz/AP

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian Football Association said Sunday it has parted ways with national team coach Carlos Queiroz after the Pharaohs failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar.

The Egyptian Football Association said in a statement that it had agreed with Queiroz to terminate his contract without giving further details.

He has not announced a replacement for Queiroz, who was named Egypt manager in September.

The widely anticipated move – Queiroz had already made it clear he was leaving – came just two weeks after Egypt missed out on a World Cup spot following a penalty shoot-out loss to Senegal.

This game was marked by constant lasers aimed at the Egyptian players, especially Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. Egypt has lodged an official complaint with FIFA, accusing Senegalese fans of “terrorizing” the players.

The March 29 defeat was a repeat of the Africa Cup of Nations final in February when Sadio Mané scored the winning penalty in a shootout against the Egyptians.


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