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Omar Gaber: People will remember us after we retire

Omar Gaber

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Egypt international spoke about his feelings ahead of the Pharaohs’ journey in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 

The 26-year-old was included in the Pharaohs’ final 23-man squad that will represent Egypt in the World Cup for the first time since 1990. The Los Angeles FC defender is hopeful he, along with his teammates, will write a chapter that will go into the history books of the country.

“After 28 years, I think it is special for this generation [to reach the World Cup]. All the people will remember us after we retire,” Gaber told the digital team of Los Angeles Football Club.

“I’m so proud and excited that I will represent my country in the World Cup….It’s a big honour…so I’m so happy and so excited as well.

“Hopefully we will be able to perform and do well at the tournament,” he added.

Gaber moved from Swiss side Basel to on a one-year loan to get more playing time especially ahead of the World Cup, making sure he makes the final cut in Hector Cuper’s squad. 

The right back has always been part of Cuper’s troops as he was called in all the qualifiers and in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

London School for Journalism student. KingFut community manager, Saba7o Korah editorial team, Writing for Football Italia and I have featured for FourFourTwo, These Football Times and The Gentleman Ultra.

1 Comment

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  1. Mohamad

    June 5, 2018 at 5:21 AM

    I pray that you find your confidence and return to being the player we all know you to be. Keep strong and find your way back to Europe.

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