Published: Mon, June 25, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Furious Liverpool ace Salah ready to quit Egypt after disastrous World Cup

Furious Liverpool ace Salah ready to quit Egypt after disastrous World Cup

But Salah is now believed to be weighing up his worldwide future.

Mohamed Salah is considering his worldwide future with Egypt, a source has confirmed to ESPN FC, because of his unhappiness about being drawn into a political row during his stay in Chechnya with his national team during the World Cup.

The Egypt team have been based in Chechnya, and the Liverpool star was pictured with leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who subsequently made the Egyptian an "honorary citizen" of the Chechen Republic.

Their journey in Russian Federation will come to an end against Saudi Arabia on Monday, with both sides eager to register their first points at the World Cup when they meet at the Volgograd Arena.

Salah, who was forced to miss Egypt's opening defeat against Uruguay as a result of the shoulder injury he suffered in last month's Champions League final against Real Madrid, is still expected to play for Egypt in their Group A finale with Saudi Arabia on Monday before flying home and embarking on a summer break.

That has been followed by Kadyrov granting honorary citizenship to Salah at a banquet on Friday night, as reported by Sky Sports.

Reports from Egypt suggest that Salah is angered by how his influence and public image have been used to help further certain parties' political agendas.

A video of the encounter released by the Russian state-funded news agency RT showed Salah smiling as Kadyrov gave a short speech and pinned a badge bearing the Chechen flag to the Liverpool forward's shirt.

According to the Independent, "Rights groups and Western governments allege that authorities in Chechnya repress their political opponents, discriminate against women and persecute sexual minorities, all allegations that Chechnya's leaders deny".

There has been a massive fall-out ever since the pictures emerged and Kadyrov was accused of using Salah as a propaganda stunt. I didn't invite Mo Salah or the Egyptian team.

Salah had a disagreement with the EFA in April over his image rights.

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