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Aly Ghazal speaks about Egypt World Cup qualification

Aly Ghazal speaks about Egypt World Cup qualification

Photo: Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vancouver Whitecaps and Egypt midfielder Aly Ghazal has revealed how proud he was following Egypt World Cup qualification.

The Pharaohs qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years after beating Congo 2-1 at Borg El-Arab Stadium on Sunday night, thanks to a brace from Mohamed Salah.

READ: Aly Ghazal: I don’t know the strategy of national team call-up

“I watched the game live and it was a very emotional moment,” Ghazal told Sportsnet 650 Radio.

“You can’t imagine how the people are celebrating now. It’s a party everywhere. People didn’t sleep the day before because of the stress, and people didn’t sleep the night of the game because of happiness,” he added.

The 25-year-old was then asked about the difference between football in Portugal and North America, saying that the MLS depend more on the physical side of the game.

“I love it here. I love the club and everyone there helping, it’s really good to be here,” Ghazal said.

“Before I came here, I knew a little bit about the MLS and football in North America. It’s different tactically and technically compared to Europe and China, but I like it here.

“Here, they depend a lot on the physicality, like running, duels and you can see that in many games,” he concluded.

Ghazal joined Vancouver Whitecaps on a free transfer after terminating his contract with China’s Guizhou Zhicheng by mutual consent and has made five appearances since joining them last August.

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