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Elmohamady: Having 7 Egyptians in the Saudi League is an advantage

Ahmed Elmohamady Mohamed Salah

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Despite getting knocked out of the competition early, the Egyptian players are excited for their last fixture with in Group A.

Ahmed Elmohamady, Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet and Tarek Hamed have all spoken to MBC as they were full of respect for Saudi Arabia and were hoping to grant its first ever victory in the World Cup.

Elmohamady started by speaking about how the experience of the Green Falcons in the competition means a lot and the fact Egypt has seven players in the Saudi Pro League could give the Pharaohs an advantage.

“The Saudi team is tough and is filled with talented individuals. I have followed them through the qualifiers, they are a team that holds World Cup experience.”

“Experience is an important factor for any team at the World Cup. Italy won the title in 2006 mainly by the experience of their players,” he added.

“The Saudi league is a very strong one, and the fact we have seven Egyptian professionals playing their gives us an advantage.”

Trezeguet said: “It will be a strong match against a special competitor. I hope it will be a good match for us and for all the Arabs supporting both teams.”

While Hamed said: “The Saudi team is strong and the tie is difficult, we need to win to make the fans happy as we hope we will be the first generation to win a game for Egypt in the World Cup.”

A win for Saudi Arabia will be their first since 1994, while a victory for the Egyptian side will be the first ever in the country’s history in the competition.

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.

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