Egypt pick seven foreign-based players for Chile friendly

Mohamad Mosselhi , Wednesday 7 May 2014

Egypt calls up seven foreign-based players for upcoming friendly games against Chile and Jamaica

File photo: Egypt's Mohamed Salah runs with the ball at the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 (Photo: AP)

Egypt coach's Shawky Gharib will include seven foreign-based players in the team's squad for two friendly games against Chile and Jamaica.

The roster includes Chelsea forward Mohamed Salah, Hull City winger Ahmed Elmohamady, Basel midfielder Mohamed El-Neny, Lierse midfielder Hossam Ghaly, Rio Ave striker Ahmed Hassan 'Koka' and Nacional de Madera's duo Ali Ghazal and Saleh Gomaa.

The Pharaohs are scheduled to face Chile on 30 May and Jamaica on 3 June in London as part of their preparations for the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Egypt will face a tough task in the African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifiers after being drawn in Group G with Tunisia, Senegal and a yet-to-be-determined side.

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