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EFA: Blanco won’t be of use to the national team

Posted on April 3, 2015


Osama Nabih, a member of Egypt’s coaching staff, has played down SC Barcelona forward ’s chances of joining the national team.

Argentina-born Ismael Blanco has been in top form in this season, scoring 5 goals in 8 appearances, leading Barcelona to the third place in Serie A.

“We have been following Blanco for two years but the problem was that he doesn’t have a Egyptian passport or ID and doesn’t have any papers to prove his Egyptian nationality,” Nabih said.

“The player is now 31, and by the time we finish taking all the necessary procedures he will have turned 35, so he won’t be beneficial to the team.” Nabih added.

Blanco put his name in ’s hall of fame after he scored the club’s 3000 goal in the league last October, but that will not pave the way for him to play for the Egyptian national team.

One Comment

  1. josef

    April 3, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    They already knew the guy from a while back. More than 2 years. He also has a younger brother. Sebastian Blanco.

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