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Afcon 2021: Predicting Egypt's starting XI to face Sudan

12:56 GMT+3 19/01/2022
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The Pharaohs have been unconvincing in this tournament and they would be keen to prove otherwise on Wednesday

The Mohamed Salah-captained Egypt wrap up their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group D campaign with a crucial tie against Sudan at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.

GOAL predicts how coach Carlos Queiroz will line up his men.

  • Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy.

    GOALKEEPER - Mohamed El Shenawy

    The Al Ahly shot-stopper is Egypt's undisputed number one. He will be out to keep another clean sheet and help the Pharaohs to the Round of 16.

  • Omar Kamal, Future FC

    RIGHT-BACK - Omar Kamal

    The Future FC defender is still new to the Egypt squad, having made his debut in December at the Fifa Arab Cup.

    In the last game against Guinea-Bissau, Kamal stepped in for Akram Tawfik who was injured in their group opener against Nigeria.

    With Al Ahly star Tawfik facing a lengthy period on the sidelines, Kamal is set to continue as the right-back.

  • Ayman Ashraf, Egypt, 2022

    LEFT-BACK - Ayman Ashraf

    Another wingback Ahmed El Fotouh was injured against Nigeria and Ashraf came on for him.

    Ashraf was again selected in place of El Fotouh against Guinea-Bissau and he lasted the whole match.

    The 30-year-old Al Ahly man is an almost sure bet to start as a left-back again.

  • Ahmed Hegazy

    CENTRE-BACK - Ahmed Hegazy

    The former West Bromwich Albion defender is an almost permanent feature in the Egypt starting line-up and brings vast experience at the back.

  • Mahmoud Hamdi El Wensh, Zamalek, April 2021

    CENTRE-BACK - Mahmoud Hamdi El Wensh

    The Zamalek defender has in recent games been Hegazy's partner at the heart of defence and they are slowly forming a solid combination.

  • Amr El Solia - egypt - arab cup 2021 - qatar

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Amr El Sulaya

    The 31-year-old midfielder was thrown into the fray in the last match, straight from a spell on the sidelines where he was nursing a calf injury.

    He was selected ahead of his Al Ahly teammate Hamdi Fathi and he is likely to get the nod again after providing an assist for Mohamed Salah who grabbed the goal that sank Guinea-Bissau.

  • Mohamed Elneny of Egypt.

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Mohamed Elneny

    A lot is expected from the Arsenal star who is yet to make a big impact in this Egypt team during the tournament.

  • Trezeguet Egypt 2019

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Trezeguet

    The Aston Villa midfielder started his season late due to an injury sustained last season and he is yet to show his best.

    After starting against Nigeria before coming on as a substitute against Guinea-Bissau, Trezeguet is now expected to go full swing on Wednesday.

  • Mohamed Salah scores for Egypt vs G. Bissau in Afcon

    RIGHT FORWARD - Mohamed Salah

    The Liverpool star might have grabbed the all-important goal which condemned Guinea-Bissau in the Pharaohs' last outing but he is yet to hit top form in this tournament.

    It is to be seen if he will sparkle against neighbouring country Sudan.

  • Omar Marmoush

    LEFT FORWARD - Omar Marmoush

    The 22-year-old Stuttgart attacker is still a newcomer in this Egypt squad, having made his debut last October and is keen to have his presence felt.

  • Mostafa Mohamed, Egypt, January 2022

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Mostafa Mohamed

    The Galatasaray man is still to find his feet in this Afcon and would be eager to strike a formidable understanding with Salah and Marmoush upfront.