Shawky Gharib: We will not lose hope of qualifying for the second round of the Olympics

Shawky Gharib, coach of the Egyptian Olympic football team, confirmed that the chances of the Pharaohs to qualify for the next round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics still exist before facing Australia, in the third round of the group stage matches.

Shawky Gharib, in the press conference before facing Australia, said: “We still have a chance and we will try to work to preserve it. We will not lose hope and we must win tomorrow.”

On the other hand, the results of the technical meeting of the match between Egypt and Australia, which is scheduled to be held within the last country competitions in the group stage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which witnessed the presence of Dr. Alaa Abdel Aziz, team manager, Dr. Ayman Zain, team doctor, and Mohamed El Shawarby, member of the Federation, agreed that The Egyptian team plays in red and black.

The International Football Association (FIFA) assigned the leadership of the national Olympic team match against its Australian counterpart to Portuguese referee Arter Diaz, with the assistance of Rui Barbosa and Paulo Suarez.

Egypt needs to beat Australia by two goals tomorrow, in order to maintain its chances of qualifying for the second round, pending the outcome of the second match between Spain and Argentina, which will be held at the same time.

The Egyptian Olympic team, led by Shawky Gharib, is in the fourth and last place in its group in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, after losing to Argentina with a clean goal in the match that was held at Sapporo Dome, as part of the second round matches of the third group, which includes Spain, Argentina and Australia.

Egypt’s standings in the Tokyo Olympics:

Spain .. in first place with 4 points

Australia .. in second place with 3 points

Argentina .. in third place with 3 points

Egypt .. in fourth place with a single point


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