Egypt AFCON 2023 squad: Mohamed Salah walks past the AFCON trophy on the way to collect his runners-up medal

Egypt AFCON 2023 squad: Rui Vitoria’s full team

The Egypt AFCON 2023 squad is out. After winning three consecutive AFCON titles between 2006 and 2010, Egypt have remained empty-handed ever since. Their quest to regain the trophy continues in the Ivory Coast this year.

That earlier period of dominance was followed by a devastating failure to qualify for the tournament three times in a row as the golden generation departed and their replacements fell short.

Although Egypt have returned to the forefront of African football in recent years, further glory has stayed tantalisingly just out of reach. They were beaten finalists in 2017 and 2021, while also succumbing to a shock exit in the round of 16 on home turf between those two near misses.

A despairing Ahmed Hegazi after defeat to South Africa in the 2019 AFCON

A despairing Ahmed Hegazi after defeat to South Africa in the 2019 AFCON (Image credit: Getty Images)

As ever, great focus will fall on Mohamed Salah as captain, talisman and national icon. He will be expected to lead the way for Egypt while bringing the best out of less talented teammates.



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