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Egypt name 29 man squad for World Cup

Egypt name 29 man squad for World Cup

Veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is also in line to become the oldest ever player in the competition.

The Egyptian player is also known in his hometown for helping the Egyptian national team qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation this year.

Egypt opt to play defence-first football, which some fans do not enjoy.

Tottenham Hotspurs striker, Harry Kane said he would relish another golden boot race with Liverpool's Mohammed Salah next season. Participating teams have until June 4 to finalize their final 23-man squads for the tournament.




NAIJ.com earlier reported that Mohamed Salah broke the Premier League goals record after netting his 32nd goal against Brighton at Anfield.

Besides Salah and Elneny, five more England-based players were chosen: West Bromwich Albion defenders Ahmed Hegazy and Ali Gabr, Stoke winger Ramadan Sobhy, Aston Villa defender Ahmed Elmohamady and Wigan midfielder Sam Morsy. "The journey is hard. But who dares take away our ambition?"

Standby players: Amer Mohamed (Entag El-Harby), Walid Soliman (Al Ahly) Hossam Ashour (Al Ahly), Hamada Tolba (Alassiouty Sport), Momen Zakaria (Al Ahly, on loan at Al Ahly Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Amr Gamal (Al Ahly, on loan at HJK Helsinki, Finland). The Pharaohs who return to the World Cup after a 28-year hiatus are due to face Colombia in Bergamo, Italy on 1 June, before having their final warm up game in Brussels against Belgium on 6 June.

"They are hard games that are important for us", Cuper said through an interpreter.