Mohamed Salah Included in Egyptian National Team Squad Despite Controversial Exit Last Time Out

Mohamed Salah Included in Egyptian National Team Squad Despite Controversial Exit Last Time Out

Byron Pillay
May 28, 2024 at 2:31 PM
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  • Egypt have named their final 26-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers
  • Mohamed Salah left the Egyptian squad in dramatic fashion at AFCON in January
  • Fans and former players were upset over Salah's conduct after his injury at AFCON

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Mohamed Salah is back in the Egyptian national team fold.

The Liverpool attacker has made 96 appearances for the national team and will inch closer to 100 after being included in the squad for the upcoming games.

Mohamed Salah will make a return to the Egyptian national team for the World Cup qualifiers.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah angered many when he left the Egyptian team in strange circumstances in January, but has been included in the squad once more for the upcoming games. Image: Visionhaus.
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As noted by KingFUT, Salah has been named to the 26-man squad for the Pharoahs' World Cup qualifiers.

The Pharaohs will face Burkina Faso on Thursday, June 6, before taking on Guinea-Bissau on Monday, June 10.

Some Egyptians aren’t happy with Salah

Some may be surprised by the Liverpool star’s inclusion, as they weren’t happy with him after his last appearance.

The National News reported in January that fans were upset with the attacker after he left the squad during the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Salah picked up a hamstring injury during a game against Ghana, and opted to leave the squad and return to England for treatment.

Egyptian legend Mido also shared fans’ frustration as he took aim at Salah and Jurgen Klopp over the Egyptian attacker’s departure.

As noted by GOAL, Mido was not only unhappy with Salah leaving, he was also annoyed with Klopp’s comments that the winger would receive ‘proper treatment’ at Anfield.

The former Tottenham Hotspur player took to social media to make a jibe about the treatment Salah was receiving.

“Oh, these exercises are so dirty and rigid, it is difficult to do them except in Liverpool,” his post read.

Salah hints at Liverpool stay

Sports Brief reported how Salah promised Liverpool fans that the club would win more trophies next season.

Liverpool was on course to win a quadruple, but their season fell apart, and they only ended up with the Carabao Cup.

His comments also reassured fans that Salah wanted to stay at the Reds and not go to Saudi Arabia as many feared.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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