A recent survey reveals that young people across the Middle East believe Egypt has the best chance of all four Arab nations in the FIFA World Cup.
The 10th annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey has revealed that young people across the Middle East believe that Egypt has the best chance out of the four Arab nations of progressing through the tournament, according to Arab Youth Survey. The pressure's on.
The World Cup this time around has a record 4 Arab nations competing; Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Morocco. 11% of the youth surveyed will be supporting Egypt – nearly as popular as Argentina, and more popular than world champions Germany.
Between the 4 Arab nations participating, 34% respondents believe that Egypt will outperform the others, followed by Morocco, who hasn’t made an appearance at the World Cup since France '98.
Egypt is also clear fan favourite among the GCC countries, with 24% of GCC youth supporting The Pharaohs who will make their first World Cup appearance in 28 years.
To conduct this survey, which is the largest survey of its kind of the Middle East youth, 3,500 face-to-face interviews were conducted with Arab national men and women between the ages of 18 and 24 in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Yemen, between January 21 and February 20, 2018.
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