Egypt coach Hector Cuper announces final 23-man squad for 2018 World Cup

Mahmoud Elassal , Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 4 Jun 2018,
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Egyptian national team players during an earlier match in the African Cup (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt national team coach Hector Cuper has announced the Pharaohs' final squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia excluding Braga striker Ahmed "Kouka" Hassan, while Liverpool injured winger Mohamed Salah has been included.

The Pharaohs 23-man squad will include only one striker Marawan Mohsen.

Egypt's star winger Mohamed Salah faces a race against time to regain fitness for the World Cup after picking up a shoulder injury in Liverpool's 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final on 26 May.

The Pharaohs will kick off their World Cup campaign on 15 June against Uruguay and then face hosts Russia on 19 June. Their final group stage match will be against Saudi Arabia on 25 June.

Egypt's 23-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Taawoun, Saudi Arabia), Mohamed El-Shennawi and Sherif Ekramy (Ahly)

Defenders:Ali Gabr , Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich, England), Mahmoud "El-Winsh" Hamdy (Zamalek), Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf, Ahmed Fathi (Ahly), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC, USA), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa, England) and Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Al-Fateh, Saudi Arabia).

Midfielders:Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal – England), Sam Morsy (Wigan, England), Abdallah El-Said (Ahly Jeddah - KSA), Mahmoud "Shikabala" Abdel Razek (Al-Raed, Saudi Arabia), Mahmoud "Trezeguet" Hassan (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England), Mahmoud Kahraba (Ittihad Jeddah, KSA) and Amr Warda (Atromitos, Greece).

Strikers:Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Marwan Mohsen (Ahly).

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