May 23, 2016
Preparations are currently underway for the final AFCON qualifying match away to Tanzania. If Egypt manage to avoid a 4-0 defeat, they will officially seal their qualification to the continental showdown in Gabon next January.
The two North African rivals are battling for fifth spot in the African rankings – and subsequent seeding into Pot 1 – to guarantee a favorable draw for the final 2018 World Cup CAF qualifying groups.
Hossam Ghaly was excluded by Argentine manager Hector Cuper, as had been suspected.
Goalkeepers: Ahmed El-Shennawy, Essam El-Hadary, Sherif Ekramy
Defenders: Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Hegazy, Ali Gabr, Ayman Ashraf, Hamada Tolba, Hazem Emam, Karim Hafez, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Rami Rabia, Sabry Rahil
Midfielders: Abdallah El-Said, Amr Warda, Hossam Ashour, Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’, Mohamed Elneny, Mohamed Ibrahim, Momen Zakaria, Tarek Hamed
Forwards: Amr Gamal, Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’, Marwan Mohsen, Mohamed Salah