Egypt’s Essam El-Hadary To Become Oldest Player Ever In World Cup

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Egypt’s Essam El-Hadary is set to become the oldest player ever in World Cup history when he starts in goal for Egypt as they take on Saudi Arabia.

El Hadary, who is 45 years and 161 days old, is playing in his first World Cup for Egypt and he tops the previous record, which was held by Colombia keeper Faryd Mondragon, who was 43 years and three days old when he appeared at the World Cup back in 2014.

Egypt will try for their first World Cup win at their third tournament appearance while Saudi Arabia try to avoid finishing at the bottom of a World Cup group for the 4th time in their history.