Mahmoud Trezeguet out of service against Tunisia
Egypt midfielder Mahmoud Trezeguet will not be available when the team meet North African rivals Tunisia in their opening Group J clash of the African Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday due to injury.
The Anderlecht man left Egypt’s training camp in Alexandria after picking up a foot injury, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said in a brief statement on Tuesday.
Interview with Trezeguet after the injury
It was not immediately clear if Egypt coach Hector Cuper will call up a replacement before the team fly to Tunisia.
Trezeguet has been one of Egypt’s key players since making his debut little more than three years ago, with his commitment and work rate earning him a regular place in the team’s starting line-up.
He has earned 18 international caps, including six at the Nations Cup in Gabon earlier this year where Egypt reached the final before losing 2-1 to Cameroon in the final.
Egypt face Tunisia away from home in their opening Group J match of the 2019 Nations Cup qualifiers. The group also includes minnows Niger and Swaziland.