New Egypt manager names his first squad for March match against All Whites

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Egypt have named a 25-player squad to face New Zealand in their March international fixture in Cairo.

After much speculation, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was not included after he and his club asked for him to not play in the tournament while he recovers from a hamstring injury.

READ MORE: Salah selection saga ends with Liverpool star’s exclusion from Egypt squad >>>>

Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny was also left out by new Egyptian manager Hossam Hassan whose first game in charge will be against the All Whites.

Defender Ahmed Hegazi (33) provides the experience at the back with 88 caps. He plays his club football for Saudi champions Al-Ittihad and turned out against Auckland City in December’s 3-0 win at the FIFA Club World Cup.

READ MORE: Dream ends for Auckland City as Saudi champs win 3-0 at FIFA Club World Cup >>>>

Strikers include Mostafa Mohamed (26), now with French club Nantes after two seasons with Turkey’s Galatasaray, and Mahmoud Trézéguet, who plays for Turkish side Trabzonspor after playing in the English Premier League with Aston Villa.

Winger Omar Marmoush (25), from Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt, is also named in the squad.

Egypt squad


Mostafa Shobier
Mohamed Awad
Mohamed Abou-Gabal
El-Mahdi Soliman.


Mohamed Hany
Mohamed Abdelmonem
Akram Tawfik
Ramy Rabia
Mohamed Hamdi
Ahmed Ramadan Beckham
Mohamed Shokri
Ahmed Hegazy


Marwan Ateya
Emam Ashour
Mohamed Magdy Afsha
Ahmed Nabi Kouka
Hamdy Fathi


Mostafa Mohamed
Omar Marmoush
Mahmoud Trezeguet
Mostafa Fathi
Mohamed Sherif
Hussein El-Shahat
Ahmed Atef
Mohamed El-Shami

Main photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

New Zealand announces All Whites squad

One newcomer and four recalls — those are the changes by head coach Darren Bazeley who has named a 24-player All Whites squad for the March window.

READ MORE: All Whites squad named for March internationals >>>>


Game to be played on Saturday March 23, 2024 (NZT)

New Zealand v Egypt
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, 9am (NZT)

Tunisia v Croatia
Venue and kick-off time to be confirmed, Cairo

Game to be played on Tuesday March 26, 2024 (NZT)

Play-off for third place
Venue and kick-off time to be confirmed, Cairo

Game to be played on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 (NZT)

Tournament final
Venue and kick-off time to be confirmed, Cairo

How to watch

New Zealand’s games will be streamed live and free on FIFA+.

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