Egypt Announce Preliminary Squad for Friendlies Ahead Of World Cup
Egypt national team manager Héctor Cúper announced the 29-man squad for Kuwait and Belgium friendlies ahead of the World Cup.
The squad saw the return of Al Ahly goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy, RC Lens left back Karim Hafez and Orlando City center-back Amro Tarek.
Al Masry’s Ahmed Gomaa and Zamalek duo Mahmoud Hamdy “El Wensh” and Mahmoud AbdelAziz also earned their spot in the squad.
Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Awad (Ismaily).
Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Saad Samir (Al Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy “El Wensh” (Zamalek), Mohamed AbdelShafy (Al Fath) Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (West Brom), Ahmed ElMohamady (Aston Villa), Karim Hafez (RC Lens), Omar Gaber (LAFC), Amro Tarek (Orlando City).
Midfielders: Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud AbdelAziz (Zamalek), Shikabala (Al Raed), AbdAllah El-Said (KuPS), Sam Morsy (Wigan), Mohamed ElNeny (Arsenal), Mahmoud “Kahraba” (Ittihad), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud “Trezeguet” (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos).
Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Ahmed Gomaa (Al Masry) Ahmed Hassan “Koka” (SC Braga), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).
The Pharaohs will face the Kuwaiti national team on May 26 in Kuwait. They will then face Belgium on June 6 in their final friendly game before the World Cup.