Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, Arsenal midfielder Mohammed Elneny and veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary are part of Egypt’s 29-man preliminary squad released by their Argentine boss Hector Cuper.
Ahmed Hegazi and Ali Gabr of West Bromwich Albion, Ahmed Elmohamady of Aston Villa and Al Ahly’s duo Mohamed El-Shennawy amd Sherif Ekramy also made the cut.
Also on Monday, South Korea coach Shin Taeyoung unveiled his own provisional 28-man squad.
Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung Min, Swansea star and veteran Lee Chungyong, who is set to make his third World Cup appearance, are in the squad .
Also, former Manchester United assistant coach Carlos Queiroz revealed his 35-man Iran preliminary squad.
Dutch Eredivisie top scorer Alireza Jahanbakhsh heads the bill as Iran get set for playing in back-to-back World Cups for the first time in their history.
Reserves: Gu Sungyun (goalkeeper), Choi Chulsoon (defender), Son Junho, Lee Myungjoo, Lee Changmin, Ji Dongwon (midfielders), Suk Hyunjun (forward)
Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Ahmed Gomaa (Al Masry), Kouka (SC Braga, Portugal), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England).
Forwards: Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Karim Ansarifard (Olympiacos, Greece), Mahdi Taremi (Al Gharafa, Qatar), Sardar Azmoun (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Reza Ghoochannejhad (Heerenveen, Netherlands), Kaveh Rezaei (Charleroi, Belgium).