Egypt call up Kamal to replace injured Fatouh against Burkina Faso and Guinea-Bissau in WC qualifiers

Ahram Online , Monday 3 Jun 2024

Egypt coach Hossam Hassan has called up Ahly full back Omar Kamal for the World Cup qualifiers against Burkina Faso and Guinea-Bissau to replace Ahmed Fatouh who has been ruled out due to an ankle injury, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Monday.

Ahmed Fatouh
File Photo Egyptian defender Ahmed Fatouh. AFP


Zamalek's 26-year-old defender sustained the injury during training on Sunday and underwent x-rays which confirmed the extent of the damage.

The EFA stated that Fatouh's participation in the upcoming matches is highly unlikely.

This comes as a blow to the Pharaohs' backline, as Mohamed Hamdi, the second left-back option, is also unavailable for the Burkina Faso match due to a suspension picked up in the Africa Cup of Nations loss to DR Congo.

Egypt will face Burkina Faso on 6 June before taking on Guinea-Bissau on 10 June in their opening fixtures of the African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.

The Pharaohs opened their qualifying campaign with convincing wins over Djibouti (6-0) and Sierra Leone (2-0).

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