MATCHS DU JOUR 23
Unhappy finalists of the AFCON 2021 against Senegal, Mohamed Salah and Egypt will also not go to the World Cup in Qatar. They were again beaten by the Teranga Lions. A new disillusionment that leaves a doubt on the future of Mohamed Salah in selection.
Another dream to shatter for Mohamed Salah. After losing the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final on penalties to Senegal, the captain of the Pharaohs of Egypt experienced another disillusionment this week against the same Senegal. This time, the selection of his teammate at Liverpool, Sadio Mané, has deprived him and his band of their dream of the World Cup in Qatar. The vice-champions of Africa were indeed beaten again on penalties (3 tab to 1) in the World Cup playoffs.
The captain of the Pharaohs, Mohamed Salah, missed his penalty during the return match at the Abdoulaye Wade stadium of Diamniadio. A new defeat that left the best scorer of Liverpool this season bitter. In the locker room, the Reds player would have spoken according to the Liverpool Echo, leaving doubt about his future in the national team:
"I am honored to have played with you and I am very proud to play alongside you, whether I am with you or not in the future." The former Chelsea Blues player made his international debut in 2011. He now has 45 goals in 82 caps. The Pharaohs captain has notably won two African Ballon d'Or awards in 2017 and 2018. His national retirement would be a real blow for Egypt.