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CAIRO- 19 August 2021: The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Thursday that Egypt's game against Angola in the World Cup qualifiers will be played on 1 September.
The game was initially scheduled on 2 September but FIFA decided to move the game to an earlier date, according to the EFA statement.
This change will give the Pharaohs more time to prepare for the second game in the qualifiers against Gabon, scheduled on 5 September in Libreville.
Egypt plays in Group F of the qualifiers alongside Angola, Gabon and Libya. The winner of the group will advance to the final round.
Hossam El Badry, Egypt national team head coach, announced the five foreign-based players, who will support the team in the first two games of the qualifiers and he will announce the rest of the squad after the end of the Egyptian Premier League.
The five foreign-based players who were called for the matches are Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, Mohamed El Neny of Arsenal, Ahmed Hassan Kouka of Olympiacos, Mostafa Mohamed of Galatasaray and Ahmed Hegazi who plays for Ittihad Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
30 June stadium hosts Egypt's game against Angola at 9:00 PM