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Sports information.. Egypt is the first Arab team to qualify for the World Cup


The Egyptian national football team is considered the first Arab team to participate in the World Cup, and this participation was in the second edition of the World Cup, which was held in 1934 in Italy.


Competing teams The qualifying matches for the World Cup in its second edition in 1934 were played through the exit of the loser, and at that time only one seat was allocated to the Asian and African teams to participate in the tournament. At that time, Egypt, Turkey and Palestine reached the qualifying stage, except The Turkish team withdrew before playing the opening matches, which eased the way for the Egyptian team, as only him and the Palestinian team remained in the qualifying competition.


Egypt and Palestine played both home and away rounds, and the Egyptian team defeated its Palestinian rival by scoring 7 goals against one goal in the first match, and also scored 4 goals against one goal in the return match, which made the Egyptian team the first Arab team to qualify to participate in the World Cup. .

After qualifying, he was drawn into the draw with Hungary, but lost and bid farewell to the tournament, occupying thirteenth place.

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