- Mohammed Nufal travels by road to support Egypt at the World Cup in June
- The 22-year-old will be riding his bicycle till he gets to Moscow in Russia
- Egypt qualified for the soccer fiesta after making their last appearance in 1990
An Egyptian man named Mohamed “Ibn Nufal” Nufal has began his journey to the World Cup in Russia on a bicycle.
The 22-year-old will be traveling for about 5,000 km (3,000 miles) and 65 days on the road before getting to his destination in Moscow.
Nufal hopes to see the Pharaoh's make their first appearance in the World Cup for the first time, since the Italia 90' edition, 28 years ago.
Nufal will pass through Jordan, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. He will then fly over Syria due to the civil unrest there and will also avoid Iraq for security reasons.
The youngster was fully prepared as he has packed spare parts, an extra phone, batteries and camping gear on his bicycle.
Nufal intends to sleep-over in hostels wherever he can find them as well as relying on the kindness of strangers for a bed for the night.
“It is about the road more than the arrival.
“If it were just about the World Cup, I would take a plane. It is a great chance for me to see new things,” he told Reuters Television.
A group of cyclists and friends escorted Nufal as he departed from Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Saturday and he hopes many more will offer him help along the way.
Mohammed Salah scored the decisive penalty that clinched Egypt's World Cup qualification last October.
Hector Cuper's side will play in Group A against tournament hosts, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South American nation Uruguay.
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