11 August 2017

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Egypt invite 15 foreign-based players to face Uganda

Egypt players

Egypt coach Hector Cuper has called up 15 foreign-based players for the anticipated away 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda on 31 August.

The Pharaohs will meet the Cranes in Group E in the tournament’s third matchday at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala.

The two nations will meet again on 5 September at Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab stadium.

Topping Group E with six points, the Pharaohs are looking for a victory in the Ugandan capital to boost their qualification chances.

Egypt last made it to the World Cup in 1990 and hope to end their 28-year wait with an appearance in Russia next year.

The 15 players called up are:

Goalkeeper: Essam El-Hadary (Taawoun, Saudi)

Defenders: Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa, England), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, KSA), Ahmed Hegazy (West Bromwich, England), Omar Gaber (Basel, Switzerland), Karim Hafiz (Lens, France)

Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Sam Morsi (Wigan, England), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England)

Forwards:  Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Ahmed Koka (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Mostafa Fathi (Taawoun, Saudi), Amr Warda (CD Feirense, Portugal)


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