Egypt's star forward Mohamed Salah is on the cusp of achieving a milestone since he is only one goal shy of reaching 50 strikes.
Belgium have a tough Egypt test awaiting them in their final warm-up match before the World Cup. This contest on Friday will be heavily in favour of the Europeans, however, their priority might not necessarily be in securing the victory. Since this will be the final time Belgium will take to the pitch before the start of the showpiece event in Qatar, Roberto Martinez would be eager to use this opportunity to experiment with his squad for this fixture. With Belgium likely having one eye set on the World Cup, Egypt can take advantage of this situation to get the victory.
|Belgium vs Egypt||Key details|
|Venue||Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium|
|Kickoff time in India||8:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in Belgium||4 pm|
|Kickoff time in Egypt||5 pm|
Besides, this will be the final time Egypt will play in this calendar year, hence their players would want to end 2022 on a high. Notably, their star forward Mohamed Salah is on the cusp of achieving a milestone, as he is one goal shy of reaching 50 strikes. The Liverpool frontman would love to reach this landmark on Friday against Belgium. Meanwhile, Belgium had a mediocre Nations League outing after managing only a second-place finish in League A Group 4. They are going into this fixture on the back of losing to the Netherlands in their last match.
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These two countries have not played each other on many occasions in the past. In the few clashes they had between them, it is Egypt who have enjoyed the upper hand. Of the three matches played between these two nations, Egypt have won it twice while Belgium won the other. The European nation tasted their first success in this fixture only four years ago when they defeated Egypt 3-0 in 2018.
|Total Belgium goals||3|
|Total Egypt goals||5|
|Biggest Belgium win||3-0 (2003, 2016)|
|Biggest Egypt win||4-0 (2005)|
|Last 5 matches (all competitions)||Results|
|Belgium beat Egypt||3-0|
|Egypt beat Belgium||4-0|
|Belgium lose to Egypt||0-1|