Omar Gaber highlights on World Cup qualification’s significance
Egypt have made it to the 2018 World Cup in Russia for the first time since 1990, breaking a drought that lasted for 28 years. Gaber has been a perpetual member in the Egypt squad since the arrival of Argentine manager Hector Cuper in 2015.
The 24-year-old defender has joined Los Angeles FC in the previous January window on loan from FC Basel, and has so far appeared in six MLS games.
“I think this is one of the most important things in our history, that we finally did it [qualified to the World Cup] after 28 years,” Gaber told Los Angeles FC website.
“The Egyptian people needed this type of happiness after we finally went to the World Cup. I think nobody in the world imagines how the Egyptians feel now, they are so proud and so happy.”
“Of course, we [the players] are also so happy and excited that we finally did it and I am sure that we will go far in the World Cup.”
The former Zamalek player has been named in Hector Cuper’s preliminary 29-man Egypt squad for the World Cup next month, with the final 23-man list set to be confirmed on the 4th of June.
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