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Monday, 16 April 2018

Goalkeeper Ahmed El Shenawy bows out of World Cup due to ACL injury

Zamalek football club goalkeeper Ahmed El Shenawy has sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury and will not be able to play in the World Cup this year, the national team’s doctor Mohamed Abu El Ela tells the BBC. “El Shenawy, 26, was a key part of Egypt head coach Hector Cuper’s World Cup plans, and the news comes as a big blow to both the country and the player.” El Shenawy’s injury now clears the way for 46-year-old Essam El Hadary to be the national team’s main goalkeeper at the championship.

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