World Cup 2018: Egypt face hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay

Egypt was handed a favourable draw for the 2018 World Cup, as it  was drawn against hosts Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.

The draw was held during a ceremony at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Friday.

The Pharaohs, who were in pot 3, have been drawn in Group A. They will face 2010 World Cup semi-finalists Uruguay in their first group stage match at Ekaterinburg Arena on June 15 at 14:00 CLT.

Four days later, they’ll take on hosts Russia at Saint Petersburg Stadium at 20:00 CLT. Egypt’s last group game will be against Saudi Arabia at Volgograd Stadium on June 25, with kick off set for 16:00 CLT.

On the other hand, The opening game of the tournament will see Russia face Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will witness historic Arab participation, as four Arab teams have qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time in history. African heavyweights Morocco came out in a tough group as they were drawn alongside 2016 Euro champions Portugal, 2010 World champions Spain and Iran. Tunisia were drawn in Group G, with Belgium, Panama and England.