Return of the Amrs: Marei, Warda back in Egypt fold

Egypt squad

Egypt manager Héctor Cúper has called up 16 foreign-based players in preparation for the team’s final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ghana.

The Pharaohs have already booked their place at next year’s finals in Russia, but will likely use the match as a tune-up and opportunity to field some new faces.

The call-ups see the return of Atromitos attacking midfielder Amr Warda, along with Etoile du Sahel striker Amr Marei.

There are no major surprises in the group, though Al-Taawoun winger Mostafa Fathi has been left out due to injury.

The match is set for Nov. 12 in Kumasi.

16 foreign-based players called up

Goalkeeper: Essam El-Hadary (Al-Taawoun, KSA)

Defenders: Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa, ENG), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich, ENG), Karim Hafiz (RC Lens, FRA), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Al-Ahli, KSA)

Midfielders: Mohamed ElNeny (Arsenal, ENG), Sam Morsi (Wigan, ENG), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, ENG), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Kasımpaşa, TUR), Omar Gaber (Basel, SUI)

Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, ENG), Ahmed Hassan Kouka (Sporting Braga, POR), Mahmoud Kahraba (Ittihad, KSA), Amr Gamal (Bidvest Wits, RSA), Amr Warda (Atromitos, GRE), Amr Marei (Etoile du Sahel, TUN)

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