"Mo Salah in Héctor Cúper's Egypt World Cup squad"

Mo Salah in Héctor Cúper’s Egypt World Cup squad

The Pharaohs of Egypt Argentinian coach, Héctor Cúper on Monday named his final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, a key figure was named in Egypt’s World Cup squad despite being injured in the Champions League final.

Salah, 25, will join the rest of the squad June 9 as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury, his national team said.

Egypt’s opening World Cup fixture is against Uruguay on 15 June.

They meet hosts Russia on 19 June and conclude their campaign in Group A against Saudi Arabia on 25 June.

Egypt squad

Goalkeepers: Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly).

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf (all Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al Fateh), Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC).

Midfielders: Tarek Hamed, (Zamalek), Shikabala (Zamalek), Abdallah Said (Al Ahli), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Mahmoud Kahraba (Al Ittihad), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos Athens).

Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).

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