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Egypt manager Hector Cuper leaves job after country finish bottom of World Cup group

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Egypt manager Hector Cuper has left the job after his side lost all three of their World Cup group stage matches

The Pharaohs were beaten 1-0 by Uruguay, 3-1 by Russia and 2-1 by Saudi Arabia which left them bottom of Group A and meant that they were the first team in the tournament to be eliminated.

Cuper watched on as Egypt fell to their third successive defeat on Monday

Cuper’s contract was due to expire after the World Cup regardless, but the country have confirmed his departure earlier than expected.

The 62-year-old Argentinian, defended his team’s performances after Monday’s defeat to Saudi Arabia and said they would “see what will happen.”

However the Egyptian Football Association released a statement the following day:

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“We held a meeting after returning from Russia and the entire board decided to say thank you to Cuper and his technical staff.

“We appreciate the work from the coach, from reaching the Africa Cup of Nations after three years of absence and taking Egypt to the World Cup after 28 years of absence.”


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