Liverpool star Mo Salah is considering ending his international career when the World Cup reaches its conclusion.
Salah, who scored 44 goals for the Reds last season, is set for an early exit from the finals in Russia after the Pharoahs lost their opening tow matches.
The forward scored a penalty in the second game against the hosts, but Hector Cuper’s men were beaten both by Russia and Uruguay.
Mohamed Salah is an honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic! That’s right.
They take on Saudi Arabia on Monday, amid suggestions that the 25-year-old could be about to pull out of the national side.
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Mohamed Salah is considering quitting the Egypt national team after being drawn into a political row in Chechnya.
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Salah had expressed shock last week that he was thinking about leaving before the final group match.
But now Salah and his representatives are increasingly unhappy at what they perceive as the Liverpool star being used as a political pawn by the Egyptian FA.
Salah is claimed to be assessing his future, following what has turned into something of a debacle at Egypt’s training base in Grozny, the capital of the Chechen Republic.
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