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Last Updated: Sunday, 20 March, 2005, 15:08 GMT
Pharaohs prepare for Libya
Amr Shaheen
BBC Sport, Cairo

Egypt and Tottenham Hotspur striker Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam
Mido is set to resume his international career

Egypt has named four Europe-based players for their 2006 World Cup qualifier against Libya on 26 March.

The four, who were left out of last week's friendly against Saudi Arabia, are among a 24-man squad named by coach Hassan Shehata for the match in Cairo.

Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam, who plays for England's Tottenham Hotspur, has been recalled after being axed from the national team last September.

Mido had claimed that he was injured but then played for former club AS Roma within 24 hours of the World Cup qualifier that he missed.

Mido apologised to the Egyptian Football Association last month.

The Turkey-based trio of Abdel Zaher El Sakka, Bechir El-Tabey and Ahmed Hassan are the other Europe-based players in the Pharaohs' squad.

Al Ahly midfielder Mohamed Barakat and Hosni Abd Rabou of Ismaili, who missed last week's friendly against Saudi Arabia through injury, were also included in the squad.

Egypt are currently fourth in Group Three with seven points, five adrift of leaders Ivory Coast.

Squad

Goalkeepers:

Nader El Sayed (Al Masry), Abdelwahed El Sayed (Zamalek), Mohamed Fathi (Ismaili)

Defenders:

Wael Gomaa (Al Ahly), Bechir El-Tabey (Rizespor, Turkey), Mahmoud Fath Allah (Ghazl El Mahalla), Emad El Nahhas (Al Ahly), Abdel Zaher El Sakka (Genclebirligi, Turkey),Ahmed Abu Musallam (Al Ahly), Abdallah Ragab (Al Masry), Ahmed Fathi (Ismaili)

Midfielders:

Mohamed Barakat (Al Ahly), Hosni Abd Rabou (Ismaili), Mohamed Shawky (Al Ahly), Samir Sabry (ENPPI), Mohamed Abu Treka (Al Ahly), Ahmed Eid Abdel Malik (Haras Al Hedood), Ahmed Hassan (Besiktas, Turkey), Hassan Mustafa (Al Ahly)

Forwards:

Emad Meteib (Al Ahly), Abdelhalim Ali (Zamalek), Amr Zaki (ENPPI), Mohamed Mohsen Abougreisha (Ismaili), Ahmed Hossam Mido (Tottenham Hotspur, England)


SEE ALSO
Mido back in favour
11 Mar 05 |  African
Mido left out of squad
09 Mar 05 |  African
Egypt opt for Saudi Arabia
23 Feb 05 |  African



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