Morsy: 'World Cup is a dream'
Born in Wolverhampton, Morsy has an Egyptian father, and he will be going to the tournament in Russia alongside Mo Salah and the rest of the Egypt squad, after a successful season captaining Wigan to promotion from League One.
"I always paid attention and waited," he said. "Egypt were very successful in the Africa Cup of Nations but unfortunately never had the breakthrough on the world stage until now. Thankfully the wait is over.
"I didn't really envisage playing at a World Cup but I guess that's the crazy game of football. It will be an honour but, of course, I've still got to make the final 23-man squad. I've got to try and compete and make sure I'm in there.
"It feels amazing, really. It's a dream, something I dreamed of as a kid. Seeing all my family in Egypt support me and how proud they have been has been amazing.
"It's brought the country closer together and given hope after what's been a tough few years. It's been a long wait so it's amazing to finally give them what they've been waiting for."