Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Ahmed Hegazi and Mohamed El-Shenawy in action REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
CAIRO – 21 June 2018: Egyptian goalkeeper Mohamed el Shenawy and defender Ahmed Hegazy didn’t participate in the Egyptian national team’s training session on Thursday.
Egypt is set to face Saudi Arabia on Monday evening in their last match of Group A after they have been eliminated from the World Cup.
Shenawy and Hegazy took part in the game against Russia that ended by a 3-1 loss for Egypt; they missed today’s training session due to stress and only performed light exercises outside the pitch.
On the other hand, all the players participated in the training session normally, including Mohamed Salah.
Salah, who missed the opening game against Uruguay as he failed to recover from his shoulder injury, started the game against Russia. The winger failed to shine and lead the national team to achieve their first victory in the tournament as Egypt lost 3-1 to the hosts, with Salah scoring Egypt’s only goal from a penalty.
The loss to Russia left Egyptian fans disappointed as they were hoping to achieve their first victory ever in the history of the tournament and take a step towards reaching the second round.