The decision of the new coach of the Egyptian national team, “Carlos Queiroz”, to exclude the two stars of Al-Ahly team, Mohamed Magdy Qafsha and Mohamed Sharif, from the final list to face his Libyan counterpart in the World Cup 2022 qualifiers, has sparked widespread controversy among sports circles and Egyptian football fans.
Qafsha, Sherif and the Egyptian national team
And the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram reported, quoting a source within the technical staff of the Egyptian team, in revealing the fact that Qafsha and Sharif were excluded from the final list of the team drawn up by the new Portuguese coach “Queiroz”, to succeed the late coach Hossam Al-Badri against the Libyan team in the African continent’s World Cup qualifiers. World 2022 due to physical measurements.
– Al Jazeera Egypt (@AJA_Egypt) October 1, 2021
And she added, “The players of the Egyptian national team did not undergo any of the physical measurements, due to the lack of time during the camp period during which they trained for only 4 days, and during that period they had a friendly meeting against the Liberian national team.”
Egypt national team final list
Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz announced the names of the final list of players nominated for the Pharaohs’ training camp in preparation for facing Libya in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
And she indicated that the technical staff of the Egyptian national team “Pharaohs”, through which Portuguese coach “Queiroz” decided to exclude Mohamed Sherif and Mohamed Magdy Qafsha from the final squad to face his Libyan counterpart.
The newspaper added, quoting the source, saying: “There is no need to judge the decisions of Portuguese Carlos Queiroz early, and there is no need to anticipate events and we have important matches ahead, and our goal is to correct our situation in the African continent’s qualifiers for the World Cup and achieve valuable points.”
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And she continued, “The decision of the Portuguese Queiroz to exclude Qafsha and Sharif from the list came for purely technical reasons, and this does not reduce the value of the players, as they are two important elements in the team, in addition to the decision to exclude the way the coach played in my Libya matches in the third and fourth rounds of the World Cup qualifiers.” .
– EFA.eg (@EFA) October 1, 2021
The final list of Egypt’s national team included the following, as it will be in the goalkeepers: Muhammad Al-Shennawi, Muhammad Abu Jabal, Muhammad Bassam, Muhammad Sobhi, while in the line of defense will be: Akram Tawfiq, Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Hegazy, Baher Al-Muhammadi, Mahmoud Hamdi “Al Wensh”, Yasser Ibrahim, Ahmed Aboul Fotouh, Ayman Ashraf.
Coming in the midst of the team’s squad are: Mohamed Elneny, Amr Al-Sulayya, Tariq Hamed, Hamdi Fathi, and in the team’s attack will be: Ahmed Sayed Zizou, Mohamed Salah, Abdullah Al-Saeed, Ibrahim Adel, Ramadan Sobhi, Omar Marmoush.
– EFA.eg (@EFA) September 30, 2021
The Egyptian team beat its rival Liberia in a friendly 2-0, as part of preparations for the resumption of the qualifiers for the African continent qualifying for the World Cup 2022, and the Pharaohs team is scheduled to face a strong confrontation against Libya at the end of this week.
Group standings for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers
Libya is at the top of the group standings with 6 points, followed by Egypt in second place with 4 points.
Gabon came third in the standings with one point, and Angola came at the bottom of the group without scoring any points during the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
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