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Alexander Jakobsen called up to Egypt squad for first time


Denmark-born Alexander Jakobsen has been handed a shock call-up to the Egyptian national squad for the first time in his senior career.

After announcing the 10 Egyptian players abroad to join the upcoming national team camp this March, Héctor Cúper has decided to add Jakobsen to the squad that will face Togo.

Jakobsen has never played for the senior team, but was part of the U-20 Egyptian national team that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria, and the Togo match provides an excellent opportunity for him to impress Héctor Cúper.

READ: Alexander Jakobsen speaks about Egypt ambitions

Jakobsen played for youth teams Lyngby BK and FC Copenhagen between 2004 and 2011 before joining Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven, however, his contract with PSV was terminated in the summer of 2014.

He then joined Sweden’s Falkenbergs, Norway’s FK Bodø/Glimt before joining Denmark’s Viborg FF last January, making three appearances for them so far and scoring once as they are currently in a relegation battle.

“Hector Cuper is a big coach and he knows a lot about football, so that he is talking about me is a pat on the shoulder for me,” Jakobsen told KingFut last May.

The 22-year-old, who was dubbed “Denmark’s Ronaldinho”, has previously been capped for the Danish national team at Under 17 and 19 levels and after impressing with his performances he is in line for his first cap for Egypt.

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