Soliman announces international retirement
The winger never earned a call from the national team since 2016 when he played a friendly game against Guinea under Hector Cuper’s command.
“With all due respect and to put an end to all controversies, I announce my international retirement and I wish the best for the national team,” Soliman tweeted.
Soliman, 33, failed to convince former national team manager, Hector Cuper, to include him at the World Cup squad and Soliman was also left out of the national team squad under national team new manager, Javier Aguirre.
Soliman’s decision shocked football fans in Egypt who believe that the player deserves a place at the national team squad.
“I understand his anger after being left out of the squad despite his amazing form. Everyone believes that he deserves a call to the national team. However, I don’t agree with his decision and he has to keep fighting day after day to put the national team staff under pressure to add him to the squad,” former international striker, Ahmed Hossam known as Mido, tweeted.
اتفهم غضب وليد سليمان من عدم ضمه للمنتخب وهذا حقه لانه فعلا اجتهد في الفترة الأخيرة والجميع اجمع على انه يستحق شرف التواجد في المنتخب ولكني مختلف معه في قرار اعتزاله اللعب دوليا..يجب ان يستمر في القتال ثم القتال كل يوم حتى يضع جهاز المنتخب تحت ضغط كبير وفي النهايه سيتم ضمه..— Mido (@midoahm) ١٤ نوفمبر ٢٠١٨
Soliman was ruled out of the squad set to face Tunisia on Friday at the African Cup of Nations’ qualifiers.