It looks like Mo Salah will make it to the World Cup
It looks like Mo Salah could still make it to the World Cup: Egypt’s national team doctor is “optimistic” that Mohamed Salah will be able to play at the World Cup next month based, according to the Egyptian Football Association (EFA). Salah has a sprained shoulder, Liverpool’s medical team told the EFA, which should heal in time for the championship in Moscow. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi phoned the national star yesterday to follow up on his injury and extend his well wishes, according to an Ittihadiya statement. There remains no official statement from the Liverpool FC doctors on Salah’s condition. Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp had said on Saturday evening that Salah’s injury was “really serious,” much to the dismay of mns who are banking on Salah to lead the Pharaohs at the World Cup. “Despite the odds, I’m confident that I’ll be in Russia to make you all proud,” the Egyptian national team star said in a tweet yesterday.
Real Madrid’s Sergio “Kalb” (or “Ibn Gazma” or…) Ramos, the most despised man in Egypt yesterday, wished Salah a “prompt recovery” in a tweet just hours after injuring the Liverpool striker in a Saturday game. “Sometimes football shows you its good side and other times the bad. Above all, we are fellow pros,” he said. Ramos’ half-hearted apology fell on deaf ears: An online petition demanding that FIFA and UEFA penalize the Spanish player has already collected some 260k signatures after the “devastating” moment of watching Salah walk off the field in tears on Saturday. The outpouring of support for Salah is a “rare moment of unity” for Egyptians, many of whom took to social media to exact their own form of revenge on Ramos, Hamza Hendawi writes for the Associated Press.