CARLOS QUEIROZ has quit as Egypt boss following their devastating World Cup play-off loss to Senegal.

The Pharaohs suffered the same fate they experienced in the Africa Cup of Nations final last month, losing to the Senegalese outfit on penalties.


The two countries drew 1-1 on aggregate, before Sadio Mane thumped home the winning spot kick after fellow Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah had blazed his over the bar.

And Queiroz, who spent five years as Sir Alex Ferguson's No2 across two spells at Manchester United, has now stepped down as the national team coach after just six months in charge.

Speaking on Twitter, he said: "Dream is over. From the bottom of my heart, my gratitude to Egypt Federation for this honour of coaching the National Team.

"To all my players and my staff, my recognition and humble thank you so much. You will be always in my heart.

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"It was my privilege to work and be helped by such dedicated and capable professionals and wonderful friends.

"Without you, nothing could be possible for me in my life. I am very much proud of you lads.

"My best wishes and enormous gratitude to all Egyptian fans. To the future."

Queiroz has now coached six countries in his managerial career – the other five being the UAE, South Africa, Portugal, Iran and Colombia.

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He has suffered two heartbreaking losses in the space of as many months.

Egypt were beaten on penalties by Senegal in the Cup of Nations final in February.

They then won 1-0 in the first leg of their World Cup play-off against the African champions.

But Senegal overturned the slender deficit on Tuesday night and went on to get the better of Egypt on penalties once more.

However, there was controversy during the shoot-out as Salah and the rest of his Egypt team-mates were subjected to lasers being shone in their faces by Senegal supporters.

Salah then missed his spot kick before being hounded after the game as a pitch invasion ensued.

And missiles were launched at the Liverpool man as he made his way off the field.

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