Sat, 02 Oct 2021 - 12:36 GMT
File- Egypt national team head coach, Carlos Queiroz
CAIRO-2 October 2021: The countdown for the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup started with the preliminary squads of the participating teams starting to be unveiled ahead of the first edition of the competition.
Qatari capital, Doha, hosts the tournament between 30 November and 18 December as a prelude for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Egypt national team head coach, Carlos Queiroz, named a 35-man provisional squad for the competition, which included 34 players from the Egyptian Premier in addition to Ahmed Hegzai, who plays for Al Ittihad Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
Egypt’s provisional squad for the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup:
Mohamed El Shenawy – Mohamed Abo Gabal – Mohamed Sobhy – Mohamed Bassam
Ahmed Hegzai – Mahmoud Hamdy El Wensh – Ahmed Fathy - Akram Tawfik – Baher El Mohamady – Yasser Ibrahim – Ayman Ashraf – Ahmed Fattouh – Mohamed Hamdy – Hussein El Sayed – Mahmoud Alaa – Ali Gabr – Ahmed Tawfik – Mohamed Hany
Amr El Soulia - Tarek Hamed – Hamdy Fathy – Ibrahim Adel – Ramadan Sobhy – Ahmed Sayed Zizo – Abdullah El Said – Mohamed Magdy Afsha – Mohanad Lashin – Nabil Emad Donga – Salah Mohsen – Ahmed Refaat – Hussein El Shahat – Mostafa Fathy – Ahmed Samir
Mohamed Sherif – Hossam Hassan
Egypt plays in Group D of the competition alongside Algeria, Lebanon and Sudan.