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President of the Egyptian Rugby Federation: Egypt will request the organization of World Cup qualifiers in Africa after the success of the Arab Championship

Hossam Saheb, President of the Egyptian Rugby Federation, confirmed that Egypt will request the organization of the African World Cup qualifiers next October, after the success in organizing the sixth Arab championship for men and the first for women in Alexandria and also the organization of the men’s handball World Cup last month.

Hossam Saheb said: “We took a big risk with the Arab Federation to organize the Arab championship at this time, but after Egypt’s great success in organizing the World Cup, this encouraged everyone to host this tournament, and Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports gave us support and Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar, President of the Arab Academy.” For science, technology and maritime transport and this large integrated sports edifice to host the tournament. ”

He added, “The tournament was a great success and the organization was praised by all the participating delegations. There are no problems. We also organize the first Arab women’s championship in this edition with the participation of 4 teams, and there will be more in the future.”

He continued: “The medical bubble system applied in the World Cup has proven its success and we are following it in the Arab Championship and it has succeeded greatly here in Alexandria, in addition to the fact that rugby tournaments are held in open spaces and for fewer days of competition, which is good for controlling everything.”

He concluded: “Egyptian rugby is in constant development, and now we must get out of the mantle of Arab championships and participate in continental and international tournaments and participate in the World Cup qualifiers is an important step and give the players the greatest motivation and enthusiasm, and the Minister of Sports agreed to contract with the technical director Mohamed Al-Darmouni, and the goal of that Developing the game in Egypt, supervising the men’s and women’s team, and bringing out strong generations in the game and qualified coaches so that there is dependence on the Egyptian people in the future.

Eight Arab men’s teams will participate in the championship, namely Egypt, the Emirates, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Palestine and Libya, and 4 women’s teams are Egypt, the Emirates, Syria and Lebanon, and the tournament will be held at the stadium of the Arab Academy for Science and Technology.