Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, has been named in his country’s final 23-man team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Salah suffered a scare to his world cup dreams when he picked up a shoulder injury during his club’s clash with Real Madrid in the final of the UEFA Champions League.
— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 4, 2018
However, the 25-year-old, who emerged as the Premier League player of the season, after he netted 32goals in the league, has been declared fit enough to make the squad.
Manager, Hector Cuper, named a provisional 29-man squad, and has now cut that number to 23, with goalkeeper, Mohamed Awaad and five others left out.
Veteran goalkeeper, Essam El-Hadary was included in the team, alongside Arsenal star, Mohamed El-Neny and Ramadan Sobhi of Stoke City.
The Pharaohs’ list is dominated by players from Africa’s team of the century, Al Ahly, who have six representatives in the squad.
Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly).
Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Saad Samir (Al Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Mohamed AbdelShafy (Al Ahli), Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Omar Gaber (LAFC), Mahmoud Hamdy El-Wensh (Zamalek).
Midfielders: Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Abdel-Razik Shikabala (Zamalek), Abdallah El-Said (Al Ahli), Sam Morsy (Wigan), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (PAOK).
Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Kahraba (Zamalek), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)