Egypt name 73 for their provisional Olympics squad

Egypt's Olympic football coach Hany Ramzy

Egypt's under-23 coach Hany Ramzy has named 73 players in his provisional list for the men's Olympic football tournament.

In order assess all the players he has 14 friendly games lined up between 15 April and 19 July.

The list includes several senior players including Ahmed Hassan, Mohamed Aboutrika and Essam El Hadary

Ramzy will be allowed to add three players over 23 years old to his squad for the Olympics.

Currently 27 of the players are in Costa Rica at a training camp where they have friendlies against their hosts and Uruguay lined up.

They are also hoping to confirm further games with Panama and Honduras.

Following that they have a friendly scheduled for 19 May against an as yet unknown opponent.

The squad will then take part in a tournament in the French city of Toulouse at the end of May and another event in Saudi Arabia in June.

There are further games against Italy, Brazil and Switzerland planned for July.

Egypt qualified for their first Olympics since the 1992 Games in Barcelona by finishing third at the African Under-23 Championships in Morocco last year.

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