Friday, 10 August 2018

The Oldest Player in 2018 World Cup Retired

By news-admin – Ismaily goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary, announced through his social media account retiring from Egypt national team. The goalkeeper admitted that he was proudly playing for Egypt in many competitions.

Essam El Hadary is the oldest player throughout World Cup history after playing in the match between Egypt versus Saudi Arabia in the 2018 World Cup. Unfortunately, in his last competition, the goalkeeper failed to bring Egypt passed the qualification round.

El Hadary who won 4 African Cup with Egypt, insisted that he picked the best decision to end his career with the national team. The 45-year-old goalkeeper said thank you for everyone supporting him.

“I am very proud to have played with the national team in 159 internationals, participating in unprecedented achievements,” El Hadary wrote in Facebook

“I hope that I have succeeded in my mission over the past years. I extend my thanks and gratitude to my family, who have borne the difficulties of my life and supported me in all my steps,” he continued.

Essam El Hadary scored his debut with Egypt national team on March 26, 196. At that time, he was still 23. Meanwhile, El Hadary contract with Ismaily will be over on June 2019.

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