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New Namibia coach rings changes for Egypt trip

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WINDHOEK, July 5 (Reuters) - Namibia's new coach Smithley Englebrecht has rung the changes for next week's World Cup qualifier in Egypt, dropping nine players from the team that lost 4-0 at home to Algeria on Saturday.

Among those left out were Silvester Goraseb, the country's most capped international, and former captain Johannes Hindjou.

The match against Egypt is scheduled for Cairo on July 13, although the Egyptian Football Association have asked FIFA if they can play the game 24 hours later.

Namibia are out of the running for the World Cup finals, but Egypt must win the match to maintain their hopes of finishing top of African qualifying group C. Egypt beat Namibia 7-1 in Cairo five years ago in a qualifying match for the 1998 World Cup finals.

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