Ehab Leheta: FIFA has not threatened to exclude Salah from World Cup
Ehab Leheta, manager of the Egyptian National Team, has denied rumors that FIFA has threatened to exclude Mohamed Salah from the World Cup this summer.
In recent hours there have been rumors suggesting that FIFA has threatened to exclude Mohamed Salah from the World Cup after missing a doping test during the team’s camp in March. However, Leheta has denied such rumors stating that the tests were done on the first day of camp, during which Salah was not yet present.
He also stressed that the Egyptian Football Federation have not received any letter from FIFA regarding the matter. The Egyptian National Team held their March camp in Switzerland, playing two friendlies against Portugal and Greece. Mohamed Salah scored versus Portugal as Egypt’s lone goal in the friendlies, eventually succumbing two losses against the European oppositions.
The ‘Egyptian King’s’ form continues to be a talking point with Salah equalising Didier Drogba’s record of number of goals in one season in the Premier League for an African player after scoring the winner against Crystal Palace over the weekend. He has scored 37 goals and provided another 10 assists in 42 games for the Reds this season, all while playing as a winger.
Liverpool are currently preparing to face Manchester City in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League that will take place on Wednesday April 4.
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