Hossam Hassan started his mission with Egypt with a friendly tournament with Tunisia and Croatia

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The Egyptian Football Association announced on Wednesday that coach Hossam Hassan will begin his mission with the senior national team by taking part in a friendly tournament with Tunisia, Croatia and New Zealand in the Emirates next month.

“The federation held a coordination meeting for the national team camp in March, which is held in the Emirates and sees Egypt's participation in a friendly tournament that also involves Croatia, Tunisia and New Zealand,” the Egyptian Federation said in a statement. Are.”

Hassan, his country's all-time top scorer, replaced Portuguese coach Rui Vitoria after Egypt's exit from the round of 16 at the African Cup of Nations after losing 8–7 on penalties to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Hassan (57), who scored 68 international goals with Egypt, became the first local coach to coach the national team since Ihab Galal before his dismissal in June 2022, just months after his appointment.

Egypt, a record seven-time African champion, remained without a win in the tournament held in Ivory Coast as it drew all three of its matches in the group stage before leaving the tournament on penalties.

Egypt are preparing to face Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau in African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup next June.

Egypt top Group A with six points after two rounds, two points ahead of Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau.

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