Egypt coach Hector Cuper has called up 15 foreign-based players for the anticipated away 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda, scheduled for 31 August.
Egypt and Uganda will meet in Group E in the tournament’s third matchday at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala, the Confederation of African Football announced on Monday.
The two nations will meet again on 5 September at Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab stadium.
Topping Group E with six points, the Pharaohs are looking for a victory in the Ugandan capital to boost their qualification chances.
Egypt last made it to the World Cup in 1990 and hope to end their 28-year wait with an appearance in Russia next year.
The 15 players called up are:
Essam El-Hadary (Taawoun, Saudi)
Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa, England), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, KSA), Ahmed Hegazy (West Bromwich, England), Omar Gaber (Basel, Switzerland), Karim Hafiz (Lens, France)
Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Sam Morsi (Wigan, England), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Ahmed Koka (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Mostafa Fathi (Taawoun, Saudi), Amr Warda (CD Feirense, Portugal)