In this Oct. 8, 2017 file photo, Egypt's Mohamed Salah sings the national anthem before the 2018 World Cup group E qualifying soccer match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
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Egypt's first World Cup warm-up will be against Portugal, a match that could have two of the most prolific scorers in soccer going up against each other.The Liverpool forward scored four goals in the Premier League on Saturday.On the other side is Cristiano Ronaldo, the world player of the year who scored four goals for Real Madrid on Sunday.West Bromwich Albion defender Ahmed Hegazi is the jewel of Egypt's defense.Next to him might be club teammate Ali Gabr, who has been sitting on the bench since moving on loan to the English team from Egyptian club Zamalek about two months ago.Al-Ahly playmaker Abdullah el-Said has been a key member of the squad in recent years, but has found himself in trouble with his team in recent days after secretly agreeing to join crosstown rival Zamalek amid negotiations over a contract extension with his club.
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