Egypt Goalkeeper El-Shenawy Ruled Out of World Cup with Injury

Egypt Goalkeeper El-Shenawy Ruled Out of World Cup with Injury
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Published April 16th, 2018 - 09:44 GMT via

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Ahmed El-Shenawy
Ahmed El-Shenawy
Egypt and Zamalek goalkeep Ahmed El-Shenawy has been ruled out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the national team's doctor has confirmed.

The 26-year-old injured his knee during a league game against al-Ittihad on Thursday.
"El Shenawy had a medical examination which showed he will not be able to play in the next World Cup as he has an anterior cruciate ligament injury," Egypt's team doctor, Mohamed Abu El Ela, told BBC Sport.

El-Shenawy had played a key role in Egypt's World CUp qualifying campaign, which saw the Pharoahs secure a place in the competition for the first time in over 20 years.

His injury means that Egypt will likely field veteran keeper Essam el-Hadary at the competition in Russia. At 45, El-Hadary would become the oldest player to feature in the games.

Posting on Twitter, El-Shenawy gracefully accepted the situation, asking his fans and supporters to pray for his recovery.

"I want to thank Allah for everything, this is my fate and I accept it," El-Shanawy said.

"This injury is a test from Allah, the anterior cruciate ligament injury was confirmed and I will travel to Germany soon for treatment. I need a prayer from all of you," he added.

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