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Coach Hector Cuper of Egypt resigns after Abysmal performance at 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Hector Cuper resigned as Egypt national team head coach after failing to get a win at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Cuper’s team finished bottom of Group A and was the first from the Africa continent to be eliminated from the tournament.

Argentine coach Cuper leaves his role despite his contract as Egypt manager expiring after the World Cup.

The North African nation was beaten by Uruguay, Russia and then Saudi Arabia.

Cuper, 62, defended his team’s performances after Monday’s loss and said they would “see what will happen.”

But the Egyptian Football Association decided to take action the following day.

The statement reads :

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

Egypt’s World Cup campaign was marred by an injury to their star player Mohamed Salah in the lead up.

Liverpool forward Salah began the tournament as a substitute in the 2-1 defeat to Uruguay and was unable to prevent the subsequent losses.

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