Egypt manager Hossam El Badry remains hopeful thatMohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny will feature in the World cup qualifiers even as he urged UK Government to help find a reasonable solution to the red-list row.
Egypt on the red list are set to face Angola in Cairo on September 2 before playing Gabon away three days later.
Liverpool have told the Egyptian FA that Salah would be free to travel for the second World Cup Qualifier, while El Badry has said the association has received a letter from Arsenal giving authorisation for Elneny to play in Gabon.
El Badry revealed that the Egyptian FA is still working with the UK Government to find a solution to the issue ahead of the country’s double-header next week.
He said: “There is a chance that if they can’t come to Egypt then they can come to Gabon to participate with us.
“Of course it’s unfair, it’s an unfair position because this is qualification for the World Cup and it would be unfair for some teams who can’t have all their players, like Egypt or other teams.
“That is what we have said to FIFA to try and get the British authorisation to try and convince them.
“My message to them [the British Government] is that football is very important, and especially in England, they know this.
This qualification is very important so they can solve this and they can be sure that after participating with us they don’t have to quarantine and can go back to their clubs.
“I’m sure we can find a solution and make it a win-win.
“The players accept this situation, both Mohamed Elneny and Mohamed Salah are very keen to come and participate with the team. We talked today and they told me that they hope the issue is solved.
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