Liverpool has refused to launch Mohamed Salah for Egypt’s upcoming World Cup qualifying matches due to coronavirus restrictions, the nation’s soccer affiliation mentioned Monday.
Egypt is on Britain’s purple listing, so Salah could be required to quarantine upon his return from Cairo and miss two Premier League video games.
Egypt is scheduled to play Angola in Cairo on Sept. 2 earlier than touring to face Gabon three days later in Franceville.
The affiliation mentioned it “continues its contacts with the FIFA …. to have worldwide gamers be exempted from journey restrictions imposed on them in nations the place they play on account of coronavirus.”
The Egyptian federation additionally wished Salah to play for the nationwide group on the Tokyo Olympics, however it mentioned Liverpool denied the request. Golf equipment are usually not obligated to launch gamers for the lads’s Olympic event.
Salah, who has twice gained the Premier League’s Golden Boot award, examined constructive for the virus throughout a go to to Cairo in November, the place he attended his brother’s wedding ceremony. On the time, he was to affix the nationwide group for its recreation towards Togo.
The 29-year-old Salah was the primary Egyptian participant to develop into a Premier League champion after becoming a member of Liverpool in 2018 from Roma. Liverpool is looking for to strike a brand new deal to maintain Salah with the membership.
Egyptians see Salah as an indication of hope for a rustic battered by poverty and years of political turmoil.