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El-Abd boosts Cup hopes
Adam El-Abd has been told he has boosted his World Cup chances with two solid international performances.
But his Egypt boss has stopped short of saying the Albion defender will play in the next qualifiers.
El-Abd rejoins his club mates at training this morning after two 45-minute outings for the Pharaohs in friendlies.
He helped them retain a 3-0 lead against Congo on Friday and came on after the only goal had been scored in their disappointing defeat to below-strength Tunisia on Tuesday.
El-Abd has now played three sets of 45 minutes for the country of his father’s birth, during which they have conceded one goal.
He is likely to be wanted for a friendly on Wednesday, November 14 against opponents yet to be finalised.
Egypt boss Bob Bradley said after Tuesday’s defeat: “Adam had another solid performance.
“We are happy with Adam. We are hopeful he can help the team in the next period of time.”
Egypt are building towards a World Cup qualifier on March 23.
As well as the planned friendly, which would fall midway between Albion’s trips to Wolves and Huddersfield, Bradley also wants to get his squad together in December and January.