Egypt name squad for friendly

Pharaohs expected to prove tough test for Three Lions

Zaki: Makes Egypt squad

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Egypt manager Hassan Shehata has named his squad for the friendly match against England on Wednesday.

The Pharaohs take on the Three Lions at Wembley as Fabio Capello's side look to prepare for this summer's World Cup in South Africa.

Hull City forward Amr Zaki is the only Premier League player in Shehata's 25-man squad, as West Ham's Mido misses out.

Former Tottenham midfielder Hossam Ghaly has made the cut, while Borussia Dortmund's Mohamed Zidan is, alongside Zaki, one of just three European-based players in the squad.

Egypt are currently one place behind England in the Fifa World Rankings, although they will not be playing in the first World Cup to be held on their home continent.

The African Cup of Nations champions failed to qualify, and are the highest-ranked team to have missed out.

Capello is set to use the game as a pointer for England's group stage clash with fellow North African side Algeria.

Egypt squad to play England:

Goalkeepers: Essam Al Hadari, Abdelwahed Al Sayed, Mahmoud Aboulsaoud

Defenders: Mohamed Abdelshafi, Ahmed Al Muhammadi, Abdelzaher Al Saqqa, Mahmoud Fathallah, Ahmed Fathi, Wael Gomaa, Sayed Moawad, Hani Said, Moatasem Salem

Midfielders: Hosni Abd Rabou, Mohamed Aboutrika, Hossam Ghaly, Ahmed Hassan, Mahmoud Shikabala, Abdelaziz Tawfiq

Forwards: Ahmed Eid, Sayed Hamdi, Emad Motaeb, Mohamed Nagui, Ahmed Raouf, Amr Zaki, Mohamed Zidan