Mohamed Salah retirement claim is a 'big lie', says Egypt FA member

Elena Summers
June 25, 2018

A supporter of (and supported by) Russia's leader, Vladimir Putin, Kadyrov's global reputation is marred with accusations of human rights violations and reports of extrajudicial killings and torture.

Kadyrov has since declared Salah to be an honorary citizen of Chechnya in a ceremony with the player.

A huge marketing opportunity for the divisive Kadyrov, he subsequently made Salah an "honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic". I didn't invite Mo Salah or the Egyptian team.

Sadio Mane said Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah has the mental strength to bounce back from injury and World Cup heartache, revealing Saturday that he sent him a message of support.

Salah will weigh up his future with Egypt in the coming weeks, but is fully focused on the final group game against Saudi Arabia on Monday.

CNN in the USA reports that the 25-year-old is considering quitting the Egyptian national team, due to "unhappiness" with how the FA have used him for political purposes.

Reports that Salah could refuse to play in Egypt's final group game was rubbished by the player's agent and Salah himself.

"Mo is still with us now and he is happy in the camp". He is eating and laughing with his team-mates.

The Liverpool star has only featured in one of the Pharaohs' games at the World Cup this summer, scoring a consolation goal against Russian Federation after being left as an unused substitute in their opening match against Uruguay as he continued to recovery from a shoulder injury suffered in the Champions League final.

His World Cup experience has been traumatic on two fronts, though.

Salah is also unhappy that he's been dragged into issues beyond football and there is considerable friction with the Egypt FA, who had been locked in an image rights row with his representatives before the tournament.

Salah has played 58 times for Egypt since his debut in September 2011 and has scored 34 times, putting him fourth in their all-time top scorer list.

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