Liverpool do not want Salah to play at Olympics, EFA Preisdent



Wed, 23 Jun 2021 - 12:51 GMT


Wed, 23 Jun 2021 - 12:51 GMT

Liverpool Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, Reuters

Liverpool Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, Reuters

CAIRO-23 June 2021: Liverpool Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah will not participate with the U-23 national team in the upcoming Olympic Games, The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) president Ahmed Megahed stated.

“Liverpool do not want to send Mohamed Salah with the national team to the Olympic Games.” Megahed said.

The U-23 national team, coached by Shawki Gharib, sent an official request to Liverpool, asking for their decision over including the Egyptian winger in the national team’s list for the Olympics.

The national team plays in Group C at the 2020 Olympics alongside Spain, Argentina and Australia.

The Pharaohs will start their mission against Spain on 22 July before facing Argentina three days later. Egypt's last group stage game will be played on 28 July against Australia.

Three over-aged players will be included in the team’s list that will travel to Tokyo, with the aim of winning a medal for the first time in the national team history.

Egypt qualified for the Olympics after clinching the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations title at home in November 2019.

The Olympic Games in Tokyo will see the 12th appearance for the Egyptian football at the competition, with our best achievement was coming fourth in 1928 and 1964.



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