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It will be a loss if Salah missed World Cup, says Russia’s Alan Dzagoev

Alan Dzagoev on Salah

Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

Russian international midfielder  hopes Liverpool winger would be able to join the Egyptian national team in the World Cup in Russia which will start on the 14th of June.

 was injured and forced off the filed in the 29th minute of the UEFA Champions League final after being taken down by Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. Despite the injury, the EFA released a statement declaring that Salah will be ready to play in the World Cup.

The 25-year-old star, who guided the Pharaohs to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, took to Twitter to assure the fans that he’ll be fit for the showpiece event set to kick off in less than three weeks. It was confirmed that the goal-machine forward suffered a strain in the shoulder ligaments.

“It was an in-game episode,” Dzagoec told journalists as he commented on the incident that forced Salah out of the pitch. “Did Ramos do it on purpose? I don’t know.”

In the replay of the challenge between him and Ramos, it had appeared that both players had locked arms during the takedown, a move some believe was intentional by Ramos to injure Salah and essentially eliminate Liverpool’s best player.

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“It’s a pity when players like Salah miss such large-scale tournaments. I wish everyone did their best at such tournaments. It will be a loss for the Mundial, of course,” he added.

The CSKA Moscow player will be leading the World Cup hosts as they aim to lead Group A which includes Uruguay, Egypt and Saudia Arabia. The Pharaohs are set to face Russia in their second group game on June 19.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.



  1. El Pharaoh

    May 28, 2018 at 7:31 PM

    We will beat the Russian bear eith and without Salah.

    • Salih

      May 29, 2018 at 5:47 AM

      Show those racist scanks

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