Salah Headlines Egypt's WC Squad, Ex-PSL Striker Misses Out

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He has also helped his national team enter this year's World Cup in Russian Federation after years of Egypt's absence from the tournament. Veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is also in line to become the oldest ever player in the competition. Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon was 43 when he played at the last World Cup in Brazil. The Liverpool forward won the golden boot as the top scorer in the Premier League this season. The team will play in Group A along with hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Mohamed Salah broke the Premier League goals record after netting his 32nd goal against Brighton at Anfield.

They will kick off their World Cup campaign against Uruguay in Ekaterinburg on 15 June.

Manager Héctor Cúper has included the likes of Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (West Brom), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Sam Morsy (Wigan) and Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal).

"We hope that he will exploit the progress he's made as a striker at Liverpool", said Cuper on Monday. "But who dares take away our ambition?"

Egypt will play away to Kuwait on 25 May, tackle Colombia in Italy on 1 June and then travel to Belgium on 6 June in three World Cup warm-up matches before travelling to Russian Federation.

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