Teams: Manchester United, Egypt
Egypt's squad for Saudi
It's been announced that NONE of Egypt's European-based players will be available for the Saudi friendly
Since the match (Monday) doesn't fall into the international calender, their European clubs are hesitant to release them.
I'm still confident a local squad is stronger than the Saudi team, but a few hours ago, it was said that several of our best local players will not play due to injury.
Emad Moteb is probably the biggest local name missing. He was Egypt's leading scorer at the last World Youth Championship, and he scored 2 goals in the recent friendlies against South Korea and Belgium.
Supposedly he's healthy enough to play, but they want to rest him for the March 27th World Cup qualifier against Libya.
I was really looking forward to seeing Mohammed Zidan and Mido as our strikers against Saudi.. but instead it looks like it's gonna be Amr Zaki and Abdel Haleem Ali...These are Egypt's 5th and 6th choice strikers.
These developments have started to worry me for the match... I was feeling pretty confident before all of this news
Last edited by m_attia25; March 12th, 2005 at 20:06.