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Mohammed Salah Hints About Retirement After Egypt Failed To Qualify For 2022 World Cup

After losing the AFCON final and a World Cup ticket to Senegal, the Liverpool playmaker may not play for Egypt again. 

The 29-year-old was unable to assist Egypt’s Pharaohs, who were defeated on penalties by the Terenga Lions of Senegal in a 2022 FIFA World Cup double-header playoff match. 

Salah has now lost both his World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tickets to Senegal in the space of three months. 

Salah, who was booed by Senegalese fans following Egypt’s loss, told his teammates that he might not continue with this generation of players. 

He said, “I told the players before the second match that I am proud to play with them and they are among the best I have played with.

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“I played for some time with the previous generation, with Wael Gomaa and Mohamed Abu Trika, then Abdullah Al-Saeed and his generation, but I’m happy with the current generation.

“I am proud to play with you and it was an honour for me, and what happened cannot be interfered with by anyone because for the second time it is a penalty shootout (after the AFCON final).

“There is not much I can say but it has been an honour to play with you, whether I will be in the national team after that or not.”

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Ashraf Sobhi, Egyptian Minister of Sports sensed disappointment in Salah’s statement and interrupted him, saying: “You will be there.”

Salah has since returned to Liverpool, where he hopes to assist the Reds win the Premier League against Watford on April 2, 2022.

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