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Egypt call up Islam Gamal to replace Rami Rabia

Posted on August 21, 2016

Islam Gamal
manager Hector Cuper has added Islam Gamal to his squad after was forced to pull out due to knee injury, the Egyptian Football Association announced on Sunday.

The defender has been ruled out for one month after suffering a knee injury during the team’s training session. The national team’s technical staff responded to the setback by calling up Zamalek’s Islam Gamal.

The Pharaohs will face both Guinea and South Africa on the 30th of August, and the 6th of September, respectively, in preparation for the CAF World Cup qualifiers which are due to start in October 2016.

The Argentine coach has previously announced a 28-man squad, including nine foreign-based players to take part in the upcoming camp.

Egypt squad

Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary, Ahmed El-Shennawy and Ali Lotfy.

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi, , Ahmed Dewidar, Omar Gaber, Islam Gamal, Hamada Tolba, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Ali Gabr, Ayman Ashraf.

Midfielders: Walid Soliman, Abdallah El-Said, Ibrahim Salah, , , Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Ayman Hefny, Ramadan Sobhi, Mostafa Fathi, Sam Morsy

Forwards: Bassem Morsi, Marwan Mohsen, Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’, Amr Gamal, Hossam Salama ‘Paulo’

British-Egyptian midfielder Sam Morsy awaits the arrival of his passport before joining the national team later this month.


  1. che. gue

    August 21, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    What about Hegazy?

  2. gogi

    August 22, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Is Hegazy injured? And what the hell is Cuper’s problem with Ghazal?

    • Nader

      August 24, 2016 at 2:22 PM

      Maybe he doesnt even know him? Plus his Staff did not tell him because they concluded he was not up to the task when we played Senegal & Tunisia last year. As much as i admire his consistency with CD Nacional he has has to make a giant step forward before being considered again. Btw, Saleh Gomaa was also shining with them but messed up when it comes to playing with Egyptians 😛

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