The final segment of the African qualifiers for the World Cup finals in 2010 have drawn Egypt, Algeria, Zambia and Rwanda in one group.
The Pharaohs are confident they can defeat the three others and reach their third finals ever and first since 1990.
Egypt, the two-time African Cup of Nations defending champions, hope to end their World Cup drought and believe they have the manpower to do so.
Star striker Mido, who plays in the English Premier League with Middlesbrough, said failure to make the finals would be catastrophic.
“We have got everything now – the coach, the players – to reach the World Cup. If we don’t, we will be highly disappointed,” said Mido, who missed out on the last Nations Cup in Ghana because of injury.
“Take the case of Amr Zaki. He has proved himself very quickly in a tough league like England after coming from the local league. There are several other players of his quality still playing back home because clubs like Al Ahly and Zamalek have the resources to keep them.”