Injured Abdel-Shafy and El-Sayed out of Pharaohs squad for World Cup qualifiers

Mohamad Mosselhi , Thursday 30 May 2013

Zamalek's duo to miss Pharaohs' World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Mozambique due to injury

(photo : Reuters)

Egypt coach Bob Bradley has ruled Zamalek duo Mohamed Abdel-Shafy and Nour El-Sayed out of the Pharaohs squad which will play Zimbabwe and Mozambique in upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Bradley had named Zamalek's duo in his 30-man squad but was forced to drop them after they picked up injuries during Zamalek’s 2-0 loss to Ittihad of Alexandria in the Egyptian league on Monday.

According to Zamalek's doctor, Mostafa El-Mounayeri, Abdel-Shafy is suffering from a knee injury, while Nour El-Sayed has sustained a pelvic joint injury, and both need to rest.

Egypt, who are leading Group G in the World Cup qualifiers with nine points, will play away games against Zimbabwe and Mozambique on 9 June and 16 June respectively.

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