FILE- Ahmed el-Mohmady FILE- Ahmed el-Mohmady

Mohmady sees Egyptians playing in Saudi league as an advantage

Mon, Jun. 25, 2018
CAIRO – 25 June 2018: Ahead of Egypt's last game at the World Cup, Egypt international defender, Ahmed el-Mohmady believes that having five Egyptian players in the squad playing at Saudi Arabian League is not a problem.

“It is not a problem; I even see it as an advantage that will help us in the game. It is one of the biggest leagues in the Middle East,” the Egyptian defender said.

Essam el-Hadary, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Mahmoud Kahraba, Mahmoud Shikabala, and Abdullah el-Said play at Saudi Arabian clubs.

Egypt will face Saudi Arabia at their last game at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The game is set to be played on Monday at 4 p.m. in Volgograd Arena.

“They are a strong team with many talented players and I expect a tough game against them. I have followed them since the World Cup qualifiers; they are an experienced team,” Mohmady added.

Both Arab teams could not fulfill their fans’ dreams as they were eliminated from the first round of the tournament after losing their first two games; the two teams hope to reconcile their fans with a victory before leaving Russia.

Since the World Cup draw put Egypt in the same group alongside Saudi Arabia, Egyptian fans are seeking revenge to their humiliating 5-1 loss to Saudi Arabia at the 1999 FIFA Confederation Cup in Mexico.

Egyptian players are searching for their first victory at the tournament as Egypt played six games at the World Cup, lost four games and ended two games with a draw.

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