No points from three matches - and the pain was there to see on Mohamed Salah's face.
Egypt are heading home from the World Cup after another defeat, this time 2-1 to Saudi Arabia, and although Salah was on the scoresheet for the second time in the tournament, there was no hiding the bitter disappointment.
There were high hopes that he would be able to inspire Egypt to at least a first World Cup victory after his fantastic season for Liverpool.
But, short of match sharpness after his injury in the Uefa Champions League final, he was unable to carry his side alone, as a late strike by Salman Al Faraj gave Saudi the points.
Salah gave Egypt the lead after 22 minutes with a precise lob over keeper Yasser Al Mosailem before a less effective second half.
After the game he dismissed rumours he is planning to retire from international football.