Our prediction for this match:
All eyes will be on Jaber Al Ahmad International Stadium when Belgium and Egypt face each other in a highly-anticipated friendly. The Red Devills are seen as one of the main candidates to lift the 2022 World Cup trophy, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Romelu Lukaky, who has been struggling with a minor injury of late, is unlikely to be risked, but Man City ace Kevin De Bruyne is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
Milan attacker Divock Origi has been omitted. The Pharohs, on the other hand, continue to rely on Mohamed Salah, but seeing that Rui Vitoria’s troops missed out on a spot at the upcoming showpiece tournament, the Portuguese tactician will use this match to test as many players as possible. This is probably the main reason why we are going to put our money on Roberto Martinez’s men.
Highlighted Player (Thibaut Courtois):
Born on 11 May 1992, Thibaut Courtois is a very talented Belgian goalkeeper who plays for Chelsea. Courtois began his senior football career at Genk, but after spending two seasons at Cristal Arena, he joined Chelsea in 2011.
The club chiefs decided to send him on loan to Atletico Madrid, but seeing that Courtois impressed during his spell with the La Liga team, Jose Mourinho confirmed in June, 2014 that the Belgian goalkeeper would return to Chelsea for the 2014/2015 campaign. Thibaut Courtois helped Chelsea win the Premier League trophy in 2015, but the general impression is that he had performed much better while at Atletico Madrid. He won the La Liga title in the 2013/2014 season, while lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy in 2012.
Two years later Courtois participated in the Champions League final, but Real Madrid proved to be a big catch for Atletico Madrid. Speaking of his individual awards, Thibaut Courtois was named the La Liga Goalkeeper of the Year (2013).
Highlighted Team (Egypt):
Egypt are an African football team that plays their home games at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria. Over the years Egypt have established themselves as the most successful national team in Africa and you should bear in mind that they won their seventh African Cup of Nations trophy in 2010.
The Pharaohs participated at the World Cup finals on two occasions (1934 and 1990) and they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament. Egypt suffered a 4-2 loss to Hungary on their World Cup debut and it has to be noted that the African team scored no more than one goal at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Ahmed Hassan is the player with the most caps for the Egyptian national team (184), while Hossam Hassan is the team’s top scorer (68). The colour of Egypt’s home kit is red and white and the Pharaohs play their away games in white shits and black shorts.