Nigeria, Egypt announce provisional squads for 2018 World Cup

  • Nigeria, Egypt announce provisional squads for 2018 World Cup

Nigeria, Egypt announce provisional squads for 2018 World Cup

Egypt Head Coach Hector Cuper has also named his provisional 30-man squad for the competition.

On May 13, Salah set a new single-season Premier League scoring record after notching his 32nd goal of the season for Liverpool, surpassing the old mark of 31 goals he had shared with Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

Indeed, the Egyptian's rising profile has provided a timely and significant boost to the Ramadan knick-knack market, with manufacturers plastering the prolific winger's face on absolutely everything, from pillow cases to cardboard cut-outs, to toys, to t-shirts.

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. Each team heading to Russian Federation is expected to present final 23-man squads in the coming weeks.

Mohamed Salah has proven himself to be a skilled finisher and major threat in the attacking end for Liverpool. The team will play in Group A along with hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay. "The journey is hard". Cuper also gave first-time callups to defender Mahmdoud Hamdy, midfielder Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz, forward Ahmed Gomaa and defender Amr Tarek. Hossam Ashour, Moamen Zakaria, Mohammed Magdy and Hussein el-Shahat were all left out.

The Pharaohs' training camp will kick off on May 22 and they will face the Kuwaiti national team on May 26 in Kuwait before playing Belgium on June 6 in their final friendly game before the World Cup.