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Salah Back In Egypt Squad, In Line To Reach Incredible Milestone

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has returned to the Egypt squad after being rested during the previous international break, and could be set to reach an incredible milestone for his nation.

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Pharaohs head coach Hossam El Badry has recalled Salah for the team's upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Kenya and Comoros, after previously agreeing to rest the 27-year-old for October's international friendly against Botswana.

Salah's last appearance for Egypt came in July during AFCON 2019, where the record seven-time champions were eliminated by South Africa in the round of 16 on home soil.

The reigning African Footballer of the Year was his nation's leading goalscorer during qualification for this year's edition of Africa's showpiece tournament, with four goals to his name, and scored twice more at the finals.

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Egypt will once again look to Salah for goals as they get their latest campaign under way, and the former Chelsea and AS Roma forward will undoubtedly look to deliver, particularly as he nears a notable milestone with the national team.

The two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner has scored 41 goals in 67 FIFA-recognised appearances for the Pharaohs and will become the nation's joint second-highest goalscorer of all time, alongside Hassan El Shazly, if he nets at least once against either Kenya or Comoros.

Egypt's squad in full, according to the Pharaohs' official Twitter account:

Goalkeepers: Mohamed Awad (Zamalek), Mohamed El-Shenawy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Bassam (Talaa' El-Geish)

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Ragab Bakar (Pyramids FC), Omar Gaber (Pyramids FC), Mohamed Hany (Al Ahly), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion), Abdallah Gomaa (Zamalek), Mahmoud Wahid (Al Ahly), Mohamed Hamdy (Pyramids), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek), Ramy Rabia (Al Ahly), Baher Elmohamady (Ismaily), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly)

Midfielders: Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Amr El-Sulya (Al Ahly), Hamdy Fathi (Al Ahly), Mohamed Elneny (Besiktas), Abdullah El-Said (Pyramids FC), Mohamed Magdy Afsha (Al Ahly), Hussein El-Shahat (Al Ahly), Ahmed Sayed Zizo (Zamalek), Mohamed Farouk (Pyramids FC), Islam Issa (Pyramids FC), Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet (Aston Villa)

Forwards: Hossam Hassan (Smouha), Marwan Hamdy (Wadi Degla), Ahmed Gomaa (Al Masry), Ahmed Hassan Kouka (SC Braga), Mahmoud Kahraba (C.D Aves), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

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Egypt play host to Kenya on 14 November 2019 before travelling to Comoros for their second fixture four days later. 

Do you think Salah will overtake El Shazly on Egypt's all-time goalscoring list? Let us have your thoughts by commenting in the section below. 


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