Egypt Goalkeeper Essam Al-Hadary Set To Become The Oldest Footballer To Play in A World Cup Match

15th May 2018
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Essam al-Hadary, the captain and goalkeeper of Egypt national football team is set to become the oldest footballer to play in a World Cup match.

The 45-year-old player was named by Egypt coach Hector Cuper in a 29-man preliminary 2018 World Cup squad which was announced on Monday.

Al-Hadary is expected to reach the milestone by breaking the record set by Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, who was 43 when he played at the last World Cup in Brazil.

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Egypt, who are placed in Group A will face the host nation Russia as well as Saudi Arabia and Uruguay at the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia next month.

Meanwhile, Essam al-Hadary who started playing for the Egyptian national team in 1996, has made 156 appearances for his country so far.

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