First Egyptian & Arab to do so, Salah crowns FIFA Club World Cup Best player award

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Sun, 22 Dec 2019 - 11:08 GMT

Salah with the award - FILE

Salah with the award - FILE

Egyptian international Mohamed Salah, Liverpool player, was crowned the best player in the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar 2019.

Bruno Henrique, the Flamengo player, won the second-best player award after he scored a goal and assisted another in the tournament, and Carlos Eduardo, Al-Hilal player, won the bronze award.

As for Salah, he scored a goal in the Reds' 2-1 victory over Monterry, to become the first Egyptian and Arab to win the award.

Liverpool won the championship for the first time in their history, after grabbing a marathon victory from Flamengo 1-0, at the Khalifa International Stadium.

The Reds waited until the extra time in order to score the only goal of the meeting, after the end of the full time with a goalless draw.

And Bobby Firmino was the champion of the last moments, as usual, after he kidnapped the victory his team, beating Monterrey in the semi-final, to score this time in the first extra half.

Liverpool hugged gold for the first time after losing the 2005 championship final to Sao Paulo 1-0.

The Egyptian King, Salah also hugged gold to add another record to his records as the first Egyptian to win the World Cup championship.

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