EGYPT and Senegal are rekindling their rivalry TODAY as Liverpool stars Mo Salah and Sadio Mane eye a place in the World Cup.
But only one of the two Reds talismen will be on the plane to Qatar as the sides lock horns in a two-legged play-off.
Salah's Pharoahs will be desperate not only to make the World Cup, but also to earn revenge over the Lions of Teranga after they were beaten on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Both of these sides would have fancied their chances against any other play-off opponent after breezing through their respective qualifying groups.
Egypt won 14 of a possible 18 points as they went unbeaten in a group also containing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Gabon.
And Senegal claimed 16 of 18 points from Togo, Namibia and Congo before landing the Egyptians in an extremely unkind draw.
What time does Egypt vs Senegal kick off?
- Egypt vs Senegal kicks off at 7.30pm UK and Senegalese time – 9.30pm in Egypt.
- It takes place at the Cairo International Stadium.
Is Egypt vs Senegal on TV and can I live stream it free?
Egypt vs Senegal is not on UK television.
But fear not, you can watch all the action legally via free streaming service Mola TV.
Goalkeepers: Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Abou-Gabal (Zamalek), Mohamed Sobhi (Pharco FC)
Defenders: Yasser Ibrahim, Mohamed Abdelmomen, Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Omar Kamal (Future FC), Omar Gaber (Pyramids FC), Mahmoud Hamdy El-Wensh, Mahmoud Alaa, Ahmed Fatouh (Zamalek)
Midfielders: Hamdi Fathi, Amr El-Sulya, Mohamed Magdy Afsha (Al Ahly), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Nabil Emad Dunga (Pyramids FC), Emam Ashour (Zamalek)
Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Omar Marmoush (VfB Stuttgart), Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet (Istanbul Basaksehir), Mostafa Mohamed (Galatasaray), Marwan Hamdi (Smouha), Ahmed Sayed Zizo (Zamalek)
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea, England), Alioune Badara Faty (Casa Sport), Bingourou Camara (Sporting Charleroi, Belgium)
Defenders: Bouna Sarr (Bayern Munich, Germany), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, Italy) Abdou Diallo (PSG), Saliou Ciss (AS Nancy France), Pape Abou Cisse (Olympiakos, Greece), Fode-Ballo Toure (AC Milan, Italy), Youssouf Sabaly (Sevilla, Spain), Abdoulaye Seck (Antwerp, Belgium)
Midfielders: Idrissa Gana Gueye (PSG, France), Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City, England), Cheikhou Kouyate (Crystal Palace, England), Pape Matar Sarr (Metz, France), Moustapha Name (Paris FC, France), Loum Ndiaye (FC Porto, Portugal), Pape Gueye (Marseille, France)
Forwards: Sadio Mane (Liverpool, England), Ismaila Sarr (Watford, England), Famara Diedhiou (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Bamba Dieng (Marseille, France), Keita Balde Diao (Cagliari, Italy), Habib Diallo (Strasbourg, France), Mame Baba Thiam (Kayserispor, Turkey), Boulaye Dia (Villarreal, Spain)
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Egypt's World Cup dream
Egypt star Amr El Soulia has revealed that the nation's fans dream they make it to the World Cup.
And the midfielder reckons their sup[orters will drive them to victory over Senegal.
He said: "It is the dream of the whole nation to reach the World Cup again. It will be special to play in front of a packed stadium.
"Our fans will push us to victory."
Senegal team news
Senegal's team to face Egypt has been announced.
Prem trio Mendy, Sarr and Mane start.
Along with PSG ace Gueye and Napoli defender Koulibaly.
What are the odds?
*Odds from Betfair correct as of Tuesday, March 22
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Senegal en route
The Senegal team were all smiles ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Egypt.
The team posted a pic from their flight on Air Senegal as they travelled to Eygpt.
The snap posted on Senegal's Twitter site read: "The team is back!"
- James Orr
Egypt vs Senegal team news
Main man Mo Salah is fit and raring to go for Egypt in the World Cup qualifier tonight.
However, Carlos Queiroz's men have a number of injuries.
Former West Brom star Ahmed Hegazy is out along with Akram Tawfik.
Ramadan Sobhi, formerly of Stoke and Huddersfield, is also out, as is Mohamed Hany.
Senegal have no major injury worries and are expected to welcome back Ismaila Sarr, who had missed Watford's last three matches.
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