African giants Egypt have announced their final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and five names were cut from their provisional selection.
Pharaohs head coach Hector Cuper trimmed down his 29-man preliminary squad on Monday, as per FIFA's ruling for the tournament in Russia.
African football fans will be delighted that Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has been included in the squad, despite the winger picking up a shoulder injury in the UEFA Champions League final two weeks ago.
The Argentine manager decided to drop Ismaily keeper Mohamed Awaad, which means veteran goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary, is included and could become the oldest player to play in a World Cup if he features.
Al Ahly duo Sherif Ekramy and Mohamed El-Shennawy, SC Braga forward Ahmed Hassan Kouka, Orlando City's Amro Tarek, Zamalek's Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz, Al Masry forward Ahmed Gomaa, and Karim Hafez of RC Lens were also cut from the quad.
Egypt were drawn in Group A longside hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Uruguay.
Here is Egypt's final 23-man squad for Russia 2018:
Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly).
Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Saad Samir (Al Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al Fath), Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (West Brom), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Omar Gaber (LAFC), Mahmoud Hamdy El-Wensh (Zamalek).
Midfielders: Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Abdel-Razik Shikabala (Al Raed), Abdallah El-Said (Al Ahli), Sam Morsy (Wigan), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Mahmoud Kahraba (Ittihad), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos).
Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).
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