Egypt announce squad for Congo clash in 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 26 Sep 2016

The Pharaohs will hold camp in Alexandria for seven days ahead of the clash against Congo on 9 October in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Egypt national team
Egypt national team (Photo: EFA)

The coach of Egypt's national team, Hector Cuper, has named the 24-man squad for the coming crucial game against Congo in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on 9 October.

The Pharaohs will hold a camp from 1 to 7 October with all named players to prepare for the coming game against Congo in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

In June, World Cup-hungry Egypt were drawn in a tight group at the qualifiers' final round alongside Ghana, Congo and Uganda.

Egypt kicks off its World Cup qualifying campaign against Congo on 9 October.

Seven-time African champions, Egypt has made only two World Cup appearances, both in Italy in 1934 and 1990.

Egypt 24-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Wadi Degla), Ali Lotfi (ENPPI), Ahmed El-Sehnawy (Zamalek), Sherif Ekramy (Ahly)

Defenders: Ahlmed Fathi, Ahmed Hegazy (Ahly), Islam Gamal, Ahmed Dwidar, Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Hamada Toulba (Masry), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City, England), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, KSA)

Midfielders: Abdalla El-Saied (Ahly), Ibrahim Salah, Tarek Hamed, Mostafa Fathi (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet (Excelsior Mouscron, Belgium), Mohamed El-Neny (Arsenal, England), Mohamed Salah (Roma, Italy), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England), Omar Gaber (Basel - Swiss), Mahmoud Kahraba (Ittihad Jeddah - KSA)

Strikers: Ahmed Hassan "Kouka" (Braga, Portugal), Bassem Morsi (Zamalek)

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