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Monday, 4 April 2022

Egypt in the News: Is Mo Salah parting ways with the national team?

Is Salah bowing out of international football? Speculation is mounting over whether Egypt’s star striker Mohamed Salah has played his final game for the national team following the Pharaoh’s failure to the World Cup. A video of Salah talking to his teammates following last week’s loss to Senegal shows him saying that he is proud of the team “whether or not I'm here," a statement being interpreted as a signal he may retire from the international game. “There isn't much to say, but it has been an honor to play with you, whether or not I'm here,” he says in the video, published by the Youth and Sports Ministry last week (watch, runtime: 2:40). AFP has more.

Speaking of which: Perhaps we haven’t seen the last of Queiroz after all. Egypt’s national team coach and manager Carlos Queiroz — who was reported to have left his post after last week’s loss to Senegal — is in fact “on leave” and could be back after FIFA and CAF hears the team's appeal over the match, depending on the ruling, the Egyptian Football Association said.

The holy month amid soaring food prices: The AP is out with another piece on the shadow cast over Ramadan by food and energy inflation on the back of war in Ukraine.

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