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UPDATED: Bradley names squad for Chile friendly

boss named 23 players for the game on Wednesday, which sees youngster Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ earn his first call-up.

Most of the regular ‘Pharaohs Abroad’ were named for the Chile friendly to be held at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid on February 6 (19:00 Egypt local time), including trio Ahmed Elmohamady and his new team-mates Ahmed Fathi and Gedo.

19-year-old Rio Ave striker ‘Koka’ was called up after a string of impressive performances in Portugal, while forwards Ahmed Temsah and Marwan Mohsen were dropped.

Ali Lotfi was included as young Zamalek goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawy is out with a knee injury sustained in the Pharaohs’ last training camp in the UAE, while the Whites’ first-choice keeper Abdul-Wahed El-Sayed was overlooked.

Zamalek’s Mohamed Abdel-Shafy was also omitted due to injury.

Brighton defender Adam El-Abd returns to the Egypt squad after missing the last few games against Ghana and Ivory Coast in Abu Dhabi.

Egypt squad:

Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary, Sherif Ekramy, Ali Lotfi

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi, Wael Gomaa, Ahmed Shedid Qenawy, Rami Rabia, Mahmoud Fathallah, Omar Gaber, Adam El-Abd, Ahmed Said ‘Okka’, Ahmed Elmohamady

Midfielders: Mohamed El-Nenny, Ibrahim Salah, , Abdullah El-Said, Hosni Abd-Rabo

Strikers: Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Hassan Mekki, Gedo, El-Sayed Hamdy, Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’, Mohamed Salah.

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