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

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

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

Ramy's comment on waiting until the final game tomorrow against Saudi Arabia passes is intriguing, given the rumours a week ago after the second game claiming that Salah wanted to immediately depart the global set-up.

Images of Salah and the controversial leader quickly circulated online before the World Cup began, with Kadyrov visibly grasping the hand of the Egypt star as a show of solidarity.

As Salah looked to regain fitness and shrug off the shoulder injury suffered against Real Madrid in the Champions League final ahead of the tournament, he was pictured walking beside Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

The Liverpool star has only featured in one of the Pharaohs' games at the World Cup this summer, scoring a consolation goal against Russian Federation after being left as an unused substitute in their opening match against Uruguay as he continued to recovery from a shoulder injury suffered in the Champions League final. He did play, and score, in the second match, a loss to hosts Russian Federation.

CNN's John Sinnott and Alireza Hajihosseini report that Salah "feels exposed" by the events and does not want to be used for political gain.

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The Chechnya leader is a controversial figure at home and overseas, having been accused of human rights abuses and the murder of homosexuals in his homeland.

The Egypt team have been based in the Chechen capital of Grozny during the tournament, a decision than has been criticised by some because of Kadyrov's alleged human rights abuses and the long distances the Egyptian team needed to travel before their group games. I didn't invite Mo Salah or the Egyptian team. The Chechen leader posed for pictures with Salah while pinning a medal on his chest.

EFA boss Abo Rida insisted: 'We have our captain Mohamed Salah and under the rules Federation Internationale de Football Association requires him to be inside his camp and requires him to stay with his team.

It has been claimed that Kadyrov is looking to use sport as a means to bolster his image, and that he is using Salah to enhance his reach towards potential allies in North Africa and the Middle East. Kadyrov is looking to further diplomatic relations between the semi-autonomous state over which he rules and foreign governments, while also increasing foreign investment in the republic. "They chose us themselves".

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