• Date of birth :10/09/1991
  • Age :27
  • Weight :79 kg
  • Height :1.75 m
  • Team :Egypt
  • Position :Midfielder
  • Club :Wigan Athletic

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Sam Morsy emerged the winner from a competition with Zamalek’s combative central midfielder Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz to become a late inclusion in Egypt’s World Cup squad.

The England-born midfielder, who plays for Wigan Athletic, was given the chance by coach Hector Cuper to play in his first ever international tournament with Egypt after producing a couple of convincing displays in two World Cup warm-ups against Colombia and Belgium.

Under Cuper, Morsy made his debut for Egypt in August 2016 in a 1-1 friendly draw with Guinea. He has been occasionally selected in Egypt’s squad since then but was overlooked for the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

In Egypt’s last training camp before the World Cup, Morsy vied with Abdel-Aziz for a back-up role at the Russia finals.

Morsy eventually pipped Abdel-Aziz and is expected to act as an understudy to regular duo Mohamed Elneny and Zamalek’s Tarek Hamed, who are Cuper’s preferred partners in the heart of midfield.

“Thank you for all the messages of support for making the final squad. It’s a dream come true,” Morsy said on his social media accounts.

The 26-year-old helped Wigan Athletic gain promotion to the Championship, the English football’s second division, after they played in the third tier for one season.

He has made five international appearances so far.