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Sunday, 09 May 2021
Liverpool star winger Mohamed Salah trained with Egypt’s squad on Monday, one day after arriving to Cairo, while Ittihad Jeddah defender Ahmed Hegazi will join the team in Kenya
Mohamed Salah missed all previous four games of the qualifiers due to injury and COVID-19 infection
The decision came after Abu El-Fotouh started feeling sick and feverish which resulted in subjecting the player to medical observation under the supervision of the national team's doctor
Egypt will face Kenya away from home on Thursday before hosting Comoros at Cairo International Stadium on Monday 29 March
Olympics' regulations for football tournaments state that each team is allowed to include three over-age players, while the rest of the players must be under 23 years of age
El-Badri announced on Thursday his 28-man list for the Pharaohs’ two clashes next week against Kenya and Comoros in the Nations Cup qualifiers
Egypt, record seven-time African champions, are in the driving seat of Group G ranking with 8 points, tied with second placed Comoros, and 5 points ahead of 3rd placed Kenya, while Togo lie in the bottom with only one point
The Pharaohs are scheduled to face Kenya away from home in the 5th round of Group G games on 25 March, four days before hosting Comoros in the 6th round at Cairo international stadium
Olympics regulations for football tournaments state that each team is allowed to include three over-age players, while the rest of the players must be under 23 years of age
Egypt are in the driving seat of Group G of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with eight points; they are scheduled to play their first official game in the qualifiers against Kenya next March
Egypt bounce back from a frustrating start to their African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to move close to a place at the Cameroon finals
The young Pharaohs missed the two opening matches of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Libya and hosts Tunisia due to several coronavirus positive cases
Egypt are now most likely to miss out on the Nations Cup finals, which will take place in February and March next year in Mauritania
The team had to summon two more players to fly to Tunisia to join the team to reach the minimum number of required players to compete
'We called two players to travel from Cairo to Tunisia on Thursday morning to join the non-infected players. The team will play against Tunisia on Friday,' El-Ganainy told ON Time Sports TV channel on Wednesday
More than a dozen COVID-19 infections hit Egypt's U20 team, forcing them to withdraw from the Nations Cup qualifying tournament
The Pharaohs are in danger of possibly not showing up for the tournament, as there are only eleven players available for Tuesday's opening match against Libya
Egypt stayed in the 6th place among African countries, behind Senegal (20), Tunisia (26), Algeria (31), Nigeria (35) and Morocco (35)
Egypt moved level on top of Group G with surprise package Comoros at eight points each, after the Pharaohs beat Togo 1-0 and 3-1 in the 3rd and 4th rounds, respectively in mid-November
The Egyptian national team defeated Togo 3-1 on Tuesday in the fourth round of AFCON qualifiers inching closer to secure their seat in the main draw
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