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2 October 2017

Samy Morsy, Matija Sarkic and Owen Evans on international duty this week.

  • Wigan Athletic captain Samy Morsy set for crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier with Egypt this week.
  • Win could secure first World Cup finals appearance in 18 years for the Pharaohs.
  • Matija Sarkic and Owen Evans both in youth international action this week.

Latics captain Samy Morsy faces a crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier with Egypt on Sunday, as the Pharaohs host Congo at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

A win for Hector Cuper’s side, and a draw in the other group fixture between Uganda and Ghana, will secure a first qualification for the World Cup finals since the Pharaohs participated in the 1990 Mexico World Cup.

If Morsy’s side win and there is a positive result for either Uganda or Ghana in the qualification group’s other fixture, then the fight for a spot at the finals with go to November, when Egypt face Ghana.

Elsewhere, Owen Evans’ Wales under-21 side continue their UEFA European U19 Championship qualifying campaign with a fixture away in Liechtenstein on Thursday.

Fellow goalkeeper Matija Sarkic will represent Montenegro’s under-21 side face a trip to France on Thursday and then host Slovenia on Monday. 

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