Egypt international midfielder Aly Ghazal has said he is looking forward to be part of the final 23-man team that will represent Egypt at the World Cup in Russia in June.
The 26-year-old who currently plies his trade in Major Soccer League MLS with Vancouver Whitecaps has been capped only five times by the national team since making his debut in 2013.
Ghazai left Chinese side Guizhou Zhicheng making no appearance after becoming a surplus requirement due to Chinese Football Association player regulations which has a limit for a number of foreign players that could possibly feature in a club.
The defensive midfielder made 107 appearances for Portuguese side Nacional from 2013 to 2017 where hitherto he has made the much impact in his five-year football career.
After his international debut in 2013, Ghazai has been recalled four more times for Egypt after failing to impress he has been frozen out for call-up.
But now the player is looking at getting a honour once more by the team coach Cuper who led the Pharaohs to the final of the 2017 African Nations Cup as well as their first World Cup finals in 28 years.
Egypt Football Association have lined up a number of international friendly matches as part of preparation for the World Cup, and the Ghazai is weighing the options of being called up by the Argentine coach regarding the upcoming matches.
“There are fixtures for the national team next March and I am currently talking with the coach (Cuper), so hopefully I will join them in the next camp, I am working on it.
“It means everything to me if I could join the squad to the World Cup, it is a chance that might never come again.”
Egypt reach the finals of the global football showpiece alongside Senegal, Nigeria, Morocco and Tunisia.