Aly Ghazal: World Cup is my dream, I’m doing my best to be there
Egyptian International midfielder Ali Ghazal has reveled his dream to be part of the Pharaohs National team that will take part in 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder has five caps to his name, however he hasn’t made an appearance for the Pharaohs since 2014, but he’s waiting for his chance to play in Russia next summer.
“I can help them a lot if they ask for my help. I really hope so, I’m doing my best to be there,” Ghazal told RedNation Online following training earlier this week.
“I didn’t hear anything, but I hope it will be. There is a camp at the end of the month, and hopefully I will be there. There are games against Kuwait, Colombia, and Belgium.”
Hector Cuper is expected to announce a 35-man preliminary squad by 14th of May before submitting the final 23-man team on the 6th of June, and Ghazal has reveled how important it is for him and for the his fellow teammates to feature in the World Cup.
“It means everything. It’s great to represent your country especially in the biggest competition for the nations, so I hope so,” the 26-year old midfielder continues.
“It was a good experience when I played in an official competition. We played against big teams, and it’s always an important experience.”
“It is important for all the players, especially the guys who aren’t in top teams. It’s a good opportunity for them to show up.”
Ghazal was then asked about Egypt’s chances in Group A where they are playing Uruguay, Saudi Arabia and Russia, which he believed is a fair chance for the Pharaohs.
“Yeah it’s fair chances. I would not say it’s great or bad chances, but it’s a good one. We have a good group and everything is possible.” Ghazal concluded.
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