Egypt leads Arab World Cup hopes
From 1934 to 2018, Arab nations have been making waves on the biggest stage
I n light of Egypt’s first World Cup qualification in 28 years and Syria’s spirited run to the play-offs where they lost to Australia this week, we look back at the history of Arab countries at the tournament. Egypt join Saudi Arabia as the two Arab nations to have confirmed their place at next summer’s World Cup in Russia, so far. They could still be joined by Morocco and Tunisia, who have games pending on November 11. If four nations make it through it would be the highest Arab attendance at a World Cup ever.