Egyptian football has witnessed throughout its history a number of missed opportunities in front of the goal and was one reason or another in depriving the Egyptian team of being in world championships and achieving results that contribute to the qualification of the Pharaohs to the World Cup.
The chance of the Egyptian, Al-Ahly, Zamalek and former Greek team star Magdy Tolba is considered the most famous in the history of the Egyptian team in the match of the Pharaohs team with Zimbabwe in the French city of Lyon in the African qualifiers for the "America 1994" World Cup, when the Egyptians excessively won and bid farewell to the qualifiers after the match ended in a draw Passive, after the stars of the team missed every opportunity to score.
The second opportunity was to meet Egypt and Algeria during the 2002 World Cup qualifiers, which almost reached Egypt to the World Cup as well, after Mohamed Amara received a cross in the middle of the net and the net was empty in front of him, but he struck it high in a strange way, and the team needed to beat Algeria with no loss of Namibia Senegal has more than three goals.
Also in the 2002 qualifiers, Tareq Al-Saeed squandered one of the strangest opportunities against the Moroccan national team after he faced his guard and deflected him and failed to pay the ball in the goal. From the goal, the match ended in a goalless draw.
In the 1990 World Cup, the Zamalek striker and former national team Gamal Abdel Hamid squandered an easy opportunity against the English national team in the last round of the World Cup Italy 1990, and this opportunity was sufficient if it was recorded in achieving a historical parity of the Egyptian football against England, especially after a tie with the Netherlands with a goal Likewise, to give the Pharaohs the opportunity to qualify for the second round after scoring three points from three draws, but the team lost from England with a clean goal.
The former Al-Ahly player Mohamed Barakat was present in the easy opportunities and was responsible for the rise of the Egyptian team to the World Cup "South Africa 2010" when he received Ahmed Al-Muhammadi's cross in the six yards area for the Algerian team but he paid it outside the goal, and this opportunity was enough to take the Egyptian team to the 2010 World Cup Invocation of the famous playoff in Sudan
lost by the Pharaohs.