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Egypt eyes World Cup as golden opportunity for economy

After a 28-year absence, Egypt hopes to take advantage of its participation in the 2018 World Cup, hosted by Russia, to achieve some economic gains.
Football Soccer - Egypt v Tunisia - International Friendly Match - Cairo Stadium, Egypt - 8/1/17- Team Egypt listens to the national anthem behind an Egyptian national flag ahead of the match. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RC1D261A9970
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CAIRO — The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup is set to begin June 14 in Russia, with Egypt joining the soccer competition after a 28-year absence.

The country will take advantage of this opportunity to revive its economy by promoting international tourism to Egypt, while trying to boost domestic consumption through marketing the local economy, such as the sales of sports items and visits to cafes and restaurants

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