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Official: Ahmed Ashraf called-up for Saudi Arabia’s March camp

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Saudi-Egyptian has been called-up by for their March camp in preparation for the World Cup.

The 24-year-old midfielder has been on Egyptian national team manager Héctor Cúper’s radar, according to Saudi reports.

Ashraf holds the Egyptian nationality and have a Saudi Arabian passport which led to complications in Al Hilal registering him in the AFC Champions League squad. The Asian Football Confederation wanted Ashraf to be registered as a foreign player, leading him to be left out of the squad list.

The talented midfielder has played for Al Hilal his entire career and has been likened to legends Mohamed Shalhoub and Yasser Al-Qahtani. His Saudi national team call-up comes after he featured for the senior team this season due to ongoing injuries and suspensions to the Sharks’ midfielders.

Saudi Arabia, who are in Group A alongside , Russia, and Uruguay for the World Cup, will be playing two friendlies against Ukraine and Belgium during the March camp.

In addition to being a football/soccer and basketball enthusiast, I am currently pursuing a combined BS/MD degree at VCU. I also currently work as a Pharmacy Technician in my spare time.

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  1. Ali G.

    March 15, 2018 at 5:56 PM

    wrong decision! the Pharaohs will beat Saudia 4:0 inshalla at the world cup to take revenge of the 1:5!

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