Thursday Nov 09, 2017. 10:30
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers set to be wrapped up this weekend, FIFA have invited Egyptian legend Hossam Hassan to the World Cup draw.
The 51-year-old is the current coach of Egyptian club Masry SC and has also been invited to attend the FIFA Banquet on November 30 where football stars from all over the world will be in attendance.
Hassan represented Al Ahly and Zamalek in his playing days and revealed the invitation on his social media early this week.
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"Dear Mr. Hassan, it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the final draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held on Friday, 1 December 2017, in the concert hall of Moscow's state Kremlin Place," reads an invitation letter signed by FIFA's president Gianni Infantino.
"Together, we will witness the unfolding of the 2018 World Cup in this unique venue within the historic walls of the Kremlin, and get to know which thrilling matches await us next year in Russia."
The three-time African Cup of Nations winner and his twin brother, Ibrahim, had a long fruitful journey with the Egyptian national team.
They were members of the squad that represented the North African nation in its last World Cup appearance in 1990.
Hassan is Egypt's all-time top scorer with 69 goals in 169 appearances from 1985 until 2006.