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Injured Salah, Elneny, El Hadary Included In Egypt’s World Cup Squad

Injured Salah, Elneny, El Hadary Included In Egypt’s World Cup Squad

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been included in Egypt’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup despite being injured.

The final 23-man squad was announced on Monday and published on Egypt’s national team verified Twitter handle.

Salah, 25, went off against Real Madrid with a shoulder injury in the Champions League final on 26 May following a foul by Sergio Ramos.

It is however reported that Salah will not meet up with his team-mates until 9 June as he continues his recovery.

Also on the list are 45-year-old veteran goalkeeper Essam Elhadary, Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny, Ahmed Hegazy of West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa’s Ahmed Elmohamady.

Egypt’s opening World Cup fixture is against Uruguay on 15 June.

They will meet hosts Russia on 19 June and conclude their campaign in Group A against Saudi Arabia on 25 June.

Egypt’s final 23-man squad:

Essam El Hadary

Sherif Fathi

Mohamed Elshenawy

Ahmed Fathi

Mahmoud Shikabala

Ahmed Elmohamady

Abdalla Elsaeid

Mohamed Abdelshafy

Ahmed Hegazy

Mohamed Elneny

Mohamed Salah

Marwan Mohsen

Omar Gaber

Saad Samir

Tarek Hamed

Mahmoud Kahraba

Mahmoud Treziguet

Aly Gabr

Ramadan Sobhy

Amr Warda

Ayman Ashrat

Sam Moursy

Mahmoud Elwensh

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  • segi paul 3 years ago

    I trust Egypt,they would surely input him, what strikes me most is the 45 years goal keeper they are taking along… Cause experience matters a lot.  And nigeria is fielding one self-aclaimed 19yrs as goal keeper.  It is well

  • Please we don’t need negative energy at this point. We need to stay positive. Let us cut Rohr some slack because he is entitled to his opinion, just as the Egyptian coach. Somebody will be hailing the inclusion of a 45 years old while another will call it sheer stupidity. Neither of the opinions is completely right or wrong. I also differ in opinion about some of Rohr’s selection but the man is definitely not stupid. And he even needs good performance from eagles because he has more to lose than most of us if SE messes up. Personally I have made peace with a few points of contention i have with the team selection because there is absolutely nothing good my complaints will do. Let us choose to be positive. PLEASE.

  • Abdulrazak 3 years ago

    @segi Paul, so your recipe for a good goalkeeper is for us to have handed Peter Rufai a place in the team! I hail you coachito.