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Soccer-Egypt appoints Carlos Queiroz as new coach

Carlos Queiroz was named the new coach of Egypt’s national team on Wednesday, the country’s football association said without giving details of the terms of his contract. It will be the sixth national team the 68-year-old has taken charge of after stepping down as Colombia coach last year.

Queiroz has also twice coached his native Portugal, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Iran, which he took to the last two World Cup finals in Brazil and Russia. He was also manager of Real Madrid and assistant of Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. He replaces Hossam El Badry, who was sacked on Monday after Egypt collected four points in their first two group matches in Africa’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Egypt beat Angola 1-0 in Cairo last Wednesday and drew 1-1 with Gabon on Sunday, leaving El Badry unbeaten after two years of service. The Egyptian Football Association has said Queiroz will appoint three Portuguese assistants and have former Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El Hadary as goalkeeper coach. El Hadary became the oldest player in World Cup history in 2018 at the age of 45.

Queiroz will have a short time before Egypt’s next two World Cup qualifiers, at home and away against his Libyan neighbors in October. (Written by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; edited by Toby Davis)

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