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Egypt defender Hegazi misses Ghana clash

Ahram Online , Tuesday 7 Nov 2017
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Egypt's defender Ahmed Hegazy (L) challenges Uganda's forward Geoffrey Massa during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Egypt and Uganda (Photo: AFP)
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West Bromwich defender Ahmed Hegazi will miss Egypt's final World Cup qualifier against Ghana on Sunday due to personal reasons, the country's football association said on Tuesday.

Already-qualified Egypt meet Ghana away from home in their last Group E match, having earned their ticket to next year's Russia finals with one game to spare.  

"Ahmed Hegazi left Egypt's training camp on Tuesday for family reasons," read a statement on the Egyptian FA's official website.

Hegazi is the second player to be omitted from Egypt's squad for the Ghana match after Ahly Jeddah left-back Mohamed Abdel-Shafi, who picked up an injury.

Liverpool's in-form winger Mohamed Salah was left out as coach Hector Cuper decided to rest him upon the player's request.

Egypt secured a World Cup berth for the first time since 1990 after defeating Congo 2-1 in Alexandria last month. 

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