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Mido dropped by Egypt

Wigan and Egypt striker Mido
Striker Mido has not been included in the latest Egypt squad

Wigan striker Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam was not included in Egypt's 28-man squad for their 2010 World Cup qualifiers and the Confederations Cup next month.

"He was excluded due to a tactical point of view," Shawki Gharib, Egypt's assistant coach said.

Mido was left out of the squad named on Thursday despite a dearth of attacking options.

Egypt will also be without forward Emad Moteab who has a knee injury.

Mido, who has scored two goals for Wigan since his loan move from Premier League rivals Middlesbrough in January, will miss World Cup qualifiers against Algeria on 7 June and Rwanda on 5 July.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Essam El Hadary (Sion), Abdul Wahed Al Sayed (Zamalek), Mohamed Sobhi (Ismaili), Al Hani Soliman (Itiihad Alexandria)

Defenders: Hani Said (Zamalek), Mahmoud Fathallah (Zamalek), Wael Gomaa (Al Ahly), Sherif Abdul Fadhil (Ismaili), Ahmed Said (Haras El Hadood), Ahmed Al Muhammadi (Enppi), Sayed Moawad (Al Ahly), Hazem Emam (Zamalek), Ahmed Samir Farag (Ismaili)

Midfielders: Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Mohamed Shawky (Middlesbrough), Hosni Abd Rabu (Al Ahli Dubai), Ahmed Khairy (Ismaili), Mohamed Soliman (Ismaili), Abdul Aziz Tawfiq (Enppi), Ahmed Hassan (Al Ahly), Mohamed Aboutrika (Al Ahly)

Forwards: Ahmed Eid (Haras El Hadood), Mohamed Zidan (Boroussia Dortmund), Mohamed Abougreisha (Ismaili), Ahmed Abdul Ghani (Haras El Hadood), Ahmed Raouf (Enppi), Ehab Al Masri (Arab Contractors), Amr Zaki (Wigan)



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