Cheer for Egypt’s Soccer team in Russia and pay in installments

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Africa - Egypt vs Congo, October 8, 2017. (Reuters)

Under the slogan "Cheer for Egypt’s Soccer Team," many Egyptian banks announced new loans and plans, to help Egyptians support their team in the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Banque Misr has announced plans to support Egypt’s national team and added it to other offers which facilitate domestic and foreign tourism, holy Hajj and Umrah programs for up to 6 years, under an instalment scheme.

The program covers employees in ministries, government agencies, the public sector, the private sector, investments sector, owners of commercial and industrial businesses, as well as pension beneficiaries.

Banque Misr is the only bank to take the initiative to offer installments to go to the world cup for up to six years, other banks are expected to announce similar loans in the coming period.

According to the International Federation of Football, Egypt is on the list of the top 10 Arab and African countries whose fans made plans to attend the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

In the past period, advertisements have been published all over the governorates of Egypt explaining how to obtain a visa to Russia to support the Egyptian team.

The tickets price ranges between $105 for the third category ticket for the group stage matches, $365 for the first-class tickets for the quarter-finals and $1100 for the most expensive seats in the final.

During the opening hours of the official FIFA website, fans from around the world pre-ordered 1.318 million tickets in conjunction with the start of the random lottery sales that will run until January 31.

Some 1.5 million orders came in the last 48 hours from Argentina, Poland, Egypt and Colombia after the fans of these countries secured the participation of their national teams in the World Cup.

Of the nearly 3.5 million orders for ticket bookings, there were 150,000 made for the opening match, which will be played on June 14.

Egypt is on the list of the top 10 countries to order tickets besides Argentina, Peru, Mexico, America, Colombia, Brazil, Morocco, China and Poland.

The tournament will be held in 12 fields in Moscow city, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod, as well as the city of Rostov on the Don River.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50