Mo Salah - Egypt - qualifiers

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have announced their final 26-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

With the June international break coming up, Egypt are set to play back-to-back World Cup qualifiers next month.

The Pharaohs currently top Group A with six points after earning convincing wins against Djibouti and Sierra Leone back in November of last year.

They will hope to continue their winning run in the qualifiers but this time with new head coach Hossam Hassan at the helm.

Mo Salah - Egypt - qualifiers

The legendary centre-forward took charge of the Pharaohs following their disappointing campaign in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Since then, the 57-year-old led Egypt in two games during the March international break but had to do without the services of Salah, who was recovering from an injury.

Mo Salah - Egypt - qualifiers

Despite their differences in the past, Salah has been included in Hassan’s squad and could finally play his first game under the latter.

Additionally, Pyramids winger Ibrahim Adel also made the cut after leading the U-23 side to the Africa Cup of Nations final last year where they lost to Morocco.

Notable exclusions however include Al Ahly fullback Omar Kamal, who played a key role under former manager Carlos Queiroz.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Mohamed El-Shenawy, Mostafa Shobeir, Mohamed Awad, and El-Mahdi Soliman.

Defenders: Mohamed Abdelmonem, Ramy Rabia, Yasser Ibrahim, Ahmed Ramadan ‘Beckham’, Mohamed Hany, Akram Tawfik, Mohamed Hamdy, and Ahmed Fatouh.

Midfielders: Marwan Ateya, Hamdy Fathi, Ahmed Nabil Kouka, Emam Ashour, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, Nasser Maher, Ibrahim Adel, Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Fathi, and Mahmoud Trezeguet.

Forwards: Mostafa Mohamed, Mohamed El-Shamy, Ahmed Amin Oufa, and Mohamed Sherif.