Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Elneny make Egypt's 29-man World Cup squad

Brenda Watkins
May 16, 2018

Bhutia also hoped Argentina would succeed this time for the sake of Lionel Messi.

The 2018 qualification marks the third time the North Africans would be at the world's biggest soccer extravaganza. The team will play in Group A along with host Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay.

Moroccan rapper La Fouine has released a new song on Egyptian football player Mohamed Salah, attracting more than one million views in only a few hours, says Alarabiya English.

Cuper announced on Sunday morning a 29-man preliminary squad for Egypt friendlies ahead of the World Cup, before including six reserves on Monday to round up his 35-man squad.

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"The players on the reserve list will not travel with the team".

Egypt, who were drawn in Group A, will face hosts Russian Federation on June 19 and will play their final group game against Saudi Arabia on June 25. "Salah will bear a huge responsibility and expectations for sure". The support and system around him at Liverpool is different from playing for the national side. However, the record African Cup of Nations winners, Egypt, are set to enter the tournament with a far more unsafe team. "Italy and Chile not playing is a unusual feeling. The game is bigger than everything else". He tipped Belgium to be the surprise packet.

Ten players were fielded in all three matches of the 1990 FIFA World Cup, making them record World Cup players for their country. The first one is about a student from Pune in Goa rooting for Portugal, a Kerala couple supporting Brazil and a father-son duo in Bengal cheering for Argentina in continuation of a family tradition.

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