"Mohamed Salah is an honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic!"
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Egypt will not proceed beyond the first round after losing their first two games, with Liverpool hero Salah missing the first because of an injury and scoring a penalty in the 3-1 defeat to Russian Federation in their second fixture.
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Before the tournament began, Salah received an intense amount of backlash for being pictured smiling alongside Kadyrov, a leader branded by many as a tyrant due to his records of human rights abuses and public stances that are prejudicial and offensive to numerous groups of people. I didn't invite Mo Salah or the Egyptian team.
Liverpool star Mo Salah is considering ending his global career when the World Cup reaches its conclusion. He is eating and laughing with his team-mates.
Prior to the tournament, Salah and his agent were involved in a dispute with the Egyptian FA over Salah's image rights.
After scoring 44 goals for the Reds last season, the Egyptian was a player many were very excited about seeing in action in Russian Federation but a serious shoulder injury suffered in the first half of the Champions League final caused him to miss the opening game of the World Cup. He is a player who really wanted to play at this World Cup but unfortunately he arrived with an injury.
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.