Egypt women's national football team

The Egypt women's national football team represents Egypt in international women's football.[3]

Nickname(s)The Cleopatras
AssociationEgyptian Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNAF (North Africa)
Head coachMohamed Mostafa Abdelhameed
Top scorerAmany Rashad (21)
Home stadiumCairo International Stadium
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
CurrentNR (27 September 2019)[1]
Highest58 (December 2005)
Lowest121 (March 2008)
First international
Egypt 1–1 Uganda 
(Egypt; 29 March 1998)[2]
Biggest win
Egypt 15–0 Iraq 
(Manama, Bahrain; 21 October 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Nigeria 6–0 Egypt
(Kaduna, Nigeria; 23 October 1998)
African Women's Championship
Appearances2 (first in 1998)
Best resultGroup stage (1998

Like most African Nations, women's football in Egypt has lacked development, whereas the men's team is one of the continent's most traditional.


The team had an agonizing start. As shown when they were lost 17–0 by Russia in a 1993 unofficial friendly. An unimpressed correspondent in the Egyptian Mail newspaper wrote of the players:[4]

After some development, the Cleopatras were able to make their official debut in the 1998 African Championship after beating Uganda in the qualifying round. They lost all 3 matches with horrible results but were able to score 2 goals.

In 2012 they made their fourth appearance in the African Championship's qualifiers. They were knocked out by Ethiopia.

Egypt was able to qualify to the 2016 Tournament after beating Ivory Coast on Away Goals rule. This was considered an upset since the Ivory Coast had recently played at the World Cup.

In the tournament, Egypt lost 2-0 to Cameroon and 5-0 to South Africa but were able to snatch their first victory against Zimbabwe after a sole goal by Tarik.

Egypt did not enter the qualification rounds to the 2019 World Cup nor the African Women's Cup. They have not played a friendly in over a year and are currently unranked.


World Cup

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1991Did Not Enter-------
1995Did Not Enter-------
1999Did Not Qualify-------
2003Did Not Enter-------
2007Did Not Qualify-------
2011Did Not Enter-------
2015Did Not Qualify-------
2019Did Not Enter-------
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

African Championship

CAF Women's Championship
Year Round GP W D L GS GA GD
1991Did Not Enter-------
1995Did Not Enter-------
1998Group Stage3003214-12
2000Did Not Qualify-------
2002Did Not Enter-------
2004Did Not Enter-------
2006Did Not Qualify-------
2008Did Not Enter-------
2010Did Not Enter-------
2012Did Not Qualify-------
2014Did Not Qualify-------
2016Group Stage310217-6
TotalGroup Stage6105321-18

Overall competition record

1998 African Championship qualifyingSingle round Uganda1–1 1–0
1998 African ChampionshipFirst round DR Congo
4 / 4
2000 African Championship qualifyingSingle round Réunion3–4 1–1
2006 African Championship qualifyingFirst round EritreaWalkover
Second round Algeria0–1 0–3
2008 African Championship qualifyingFirst round TunisiaWithdrew
2009 North African TournamentSingle round Tunisia
3 / 3
2010 African Championship qualifyingFirst round AlgeriaWithdrew
2012 African Championship qualifyingFirst round Ethiopia4–2 0–4Atia (2), Tarek, Abd El-Hafiz
2014 African Championship qualifyingFirst round Tunisia0–3, 2–2Tarek

All Time Results

  • Egypt women's national football team results

The following table shows Egypt's all-time international record, correct as of 1 June 2018.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA

See also


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