Egypt boss Carlos Queiroz (AFP)
“Lads, count down day five. Prioritising goals and dreams, nothing is impossible. Never doubt that a team full of committed, brave, and talented people can change the future,” Queiroz tweeted on Wednesday.
“All together now united, supporting Team Egypt. One Egyptian flag in each home’s window. One national team shirt dressed in the heart of each fan. One hundred million fans together and united in one heartbeat.”
Egypt lost to Senegal earlier last month on penalties at the final of the 2021 African Cup of Nations, and they are scheduled to meet each other again for the World Cup Playoffs on 25 March at Cairo Stadium followed by an away game in Senegal on 29 March.
Egyptians, however, are worried about the growling list of injured key players, as both Pyramids FC winger Ramadan Sobhi and Basaksehir winger Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan may not be in good enough shape to be included in the squad list for Senegal’s clash.
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