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Egypt’s coach Carlos Queiroz on Wednesday in Cairo released his team’s final list of players for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which begins on Jan. 9 in Cameroon.

The Pharaohs squad has 25 players, led by Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, while there is a return for Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet”.

The Aston Villa player has had a long period of absence due to knee injury.

Egypt hold the record of winning the AFCON seven times, with the last one won from the 2010 edition in Angola.

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They play in Group D alongside Nigeria, Sudan and Guinea Bissau, and will start their campaign against Nigeria on Jan. 11.

Final Squad

Goalkeepers: Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al-Ahly), Mohamed Abu Jabal (Zamalek), Mohamed Sobhi (Pharco), Mahmoud Gad (ENPPI)

Defenders: Akram Tawfiq (Al-Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Al-Ahly), Ahmed Fetouh (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hamdi (Zamalek), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Moneim (Future), Ahmed Hegazy (Ittihad Jeddah – Saudi Arabia), Omar Kamal (Future)

Midfielders: Amr Al-Soleya (Al-Ahly), Hamdi Fathi (Al-Ahly), Imam Ashour (Zamalek), Abdullah Al-Saeed (Pyramids), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal – England), Ahmed Sayed “Zizo” (Zamalek), Mohanad Lasheen (Tala’a El-Jaish)

Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool – England), Omar Marmoush (Stuttgart – Germany), Mohamed Sherif (Al-Ahly), Mustafa Mohamed (Galatasaray – Turkey), Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet” (Aston Villa – England), Ramadan Sobhi (Pyramids)

(NAN)

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