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Zidan, Abd-Rabou boost Pharaohs in World Cup qualifiers

Foreign-based Egypt internationals Mohamed Zidan and Hosni Abd-Rabou leave their clubs in Germany and Saudi Arabia to report for Pharaohs duty in Alexandria

Ahram Online, Monday 28 May 2012
Mohamed Zidan
Mohamed Zidan of Egypt (Photo: AFP)
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Mainz forward Mohamed Zidan and Ittihad Jeddah midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou have joined the Egyptian national team's preparations for their 2014 World Cup qualifier against Mozambique.

“The Pharaohs are now at full strength after the arrival of the foreign-based players at the Borg El-Arab stadium in Alexandria where the team is training,” the team’s executive manager Samir Adly told Ahram Online.

The winners of seven Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) trophies beat Mozambique 2-0 in the 2010 championship in Angola.

Zidan, 32, will not extend his stay with Mainz after rejecting a one-year contract offer from the Bundesliga club, German media reported this week.

Ismaily’s on-loan Abd-Rabou is waiting for a permanent contract with Saudi Arabia's Ittihad Jeddah, which has tabled a 1.5 million euros offer for his services, but Ismaily are holding out for two million euros.

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