Portuguese Rui Vitoria, coach of the Egyptian national football team, described the Pharaohs’ journey in the qualifying matches for the 2026 FIFA World Cup finals as difficult and at the same time rewarding.
The Egyptian national team, at the beginning of its journey in the qualifying matches for the 2026 World Cup, won two victories in a row: the first over the guest Djibouti (6-0), and the second over the host Sierra Leone (2-0), leading the 2026 World Cup standings. Group A, which also includes Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.
Roy Vitoria commented on the journey of Egyptian star Mohamed Salah’s companions in qualifying for the World Cup with a post on his official Instagram account in which he wrote: “We have started our journey towards the 2026 World Cup in the best possible way. , because we won two victories and scored 6 points, and scored 8 goals and did not concede.”
He added: “It has been a difficult journey, but it has clearly been very rewarding. We are now stronger to face the challenges ahead with the same determination and unity.”
Now it’s time to continue working and developing.
Congratulate everyone. Let’s go to Egypt!
Rui Vitoria (53 years old) took on the task of coaching the Egyptian national team on July 11, 2022 and led them to 11 wins, a draw and a loss.
The only defeat under the leadership of the Portuguese coach was against their Tunisian counterpart (1-3) in a friendly match last September, and in October 2023 they drew with Algeria.