The Pharaohs were tied out of the four-year international competition on Saturday after 90 minutes of football in Saitama
Egypt’s U23 coach Shawky Gharib has urged his players not to worry about their defeat to Brazil in the quarter-finals of the men’s Olympic soccer event.
Matheus Cunha’s 37 – minute goal separated both teams at Saitama Stadium in 2002, sending the North African country out of the tournament.
The pharaohs tried to end their long wait for a medal in the soccer event, but it did not happen in Tokyo 2020, but Gharib gathered the team immediately after the match and advised them to look positively to the future.
They only achieved a victory that Australia (2-0) achieved in their last group match after losing to Argentina (1-0) and drawing Spain to a draw.
‘I thank you for your effort during the tournament. You did a great job, “Gharib was quoted as saying. King Fut.
‘We are from the Olympics, but against a team that is the favorite to win the gold medal, do not worry about anything.
“We will not sit here and talk about what we would have done if we had faced another team. You fought until the last seconds and we could have equalized until the last minute or even conceded a second goal.
‘Now your career with the Olympic team is over, so do not lose contact with your friends, and if something happened between you, just forget about it and look to the future. You are now a member of the first team and I wish you success. ”
Former Stoke City and Huddersfield Town midfielder Ramadan Sobhi has taken to social media to thank fans for their support.
“Thank you to all the Egyptian fans for supporting the team from the start of the tournament, and I appreciate your sadness after we left the Olympics,” Sobhi wrote on Instagram.
“Thank you Shawky Gharib, the technical, administrative and medical staff for all your effort and support over the past years, if God wills, the following is better.”