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Ahly players absent from Egypt's December friendlies

Ahly players will be preparing for Club World Cup in Japan while national team plays three friendlies in December

Ahram Online, Thursday 22 Nov 2012
Ahly players for Egypt’s December friendlies
Egypt's Al Ahli Players celebrate winning their African Champions League (CAF) after their final soccer match against Tunisia's Esperance Sportive de Tunis at the Rades stadium in Tunis, November 17, 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt manager Bob Bradley has announced he will exclude Ahly players from the Pharaohs’ December training camp.

The winners of seven African Cup of Nations trophies are preparing for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Their first competitive match will be in March when they host Zimbabwe.

Egypt will play Yemen on 1 December before playing Hungary and Assiut in Hurgada on 5 and 8 December.

“Ahly players will be busy preparing and playing in the Club World Cup,” American coach Bradley told reporters on Wednesday.

The winners of the CAF Champions League will participate in the Club World Cup in Japan starting on 6 December.

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