2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Egypt invite 15 foreign-based players for Uganda Clash

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Egypt coach Hector Cuper has called up 15-foreign based for crucial away 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda on 31 August.

The Pharaohs will play the Cranes in Group E in the tournament’s third matchday at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on August 13.

The two nations will meet again on 5 September at Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab stadium.

Egypt top of Group E in the CAF World Cup qualifications after two rounds, beating Ghana and Congo would be hoping to beat the Cranes of Uganda to bolster their World Cup qualification.

The last time Egypt played at the Global showpiece was in 1990 and hope to end their 28-year wait with an appearance in Russia next year.

The 15 players called up are:

Goalkeeper: Essam El-Hadary (Taawoun, Saudi)

Defenders: Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa, England), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, KSA), Ahmed Hegazy (West Bromwich, England), Omar Gaber (Basel, Switzerland), Karim Hafiz (Lens, France)

Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Sam Morsi (Wigan, England), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England)

Forwards:  Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Ahmed Koka (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Mostafa Fathi (Taawoun, Saudi), Amr Warda (CD Feirense, Portugal)

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