One of the most successful teams in Africa, the Egyptians have won the Africa Cup of Nations more times than any other team, with seven victories in total, but have only appeared twice at the World Cup (1934 and 1990), failing to win a single game at the tournament so far.
That might be about to change, however, at least if Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (pictured) has anything to say about it. Salah has been one of the best players on the planet over the last year, scoring 32 goals in the Premier League for Liverpool and 12 more in other competitions. For the national side, Salah has scored 33 times in 57 appearances, including 5 goals in the World Cup 2018 qualification process.
Along with Salah, Egypt can count on the services of 45-year-old journeyman keeper Essam El-Hadary, West Midlands-based defenders Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazi, and Ahmed Elmohamady, and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny. There's a decent amount of talent in the squad and Egypt can hold out some hope of not only winning their first ever World Cup game, but maybe even qualifying from Group A, which also features Uruguay, Saudi Arabia, and host nation Russia.