Egypt given double fitness boost ahead of Greece clash
The duo missed their side’s 2-1 late defeat to Portugal on Friday due to injuries, but it was confirmed that they will be fit to return to action for the Pharaohs’ clash with Greece.
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El-Shahat is expected to feature against Greece as Héctor Cúper will be looking to assess his options before the World Cup next June.
“El-Shahat picked up a knock three days before joining the camp, while Gaber was injured for a while and missed Los Angeles’ pre-season due to that injury,” Abo El-Ela told ONSport.
“They have returned to full training on Saturday,” he added.
The Pharaohs are set to face Greece on Tuesday, March 27 in their second friendly as they are preparing for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
On the other hand, Greece have not qualified for the World Cup, but are preparing for the UEFA Nations League and 2020 UEFA Euro qualifiers.
El-Shahat will be hoping to make his international debut on Tuesday after he was called-up by Héctor Cúper for the first time after his excellent performances with UAE’s Al Ain.
Meanwhile, Omar Gaber has 18 caps to his name, but his last international appearance came against Burkina Faso in the semi-finals of the 2017 AFCON.
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