Episode 6

Episode 6 – Egypt’s Close Call with the FIFA World Cup

In 2004, Egyptians were shocked by FIFA’s decision to give the 2010 World Cup hosting rights to South Africa, without a single vote in Egypt’s direction. Now, with the luxury of hindsight after the 2010 and 2014 world cups in South Africa and Brazil (respectively), Sherif Rizk looks at what a FIFA World Cup in Egypt would have looked like, and what benefits it would have brought to the football-mad country.


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