Controversial Chechen Leader Grants Mohamed Salah Honorary Citizenship

Mo Salah The Egyptian King in Liverpool

Controversial Chechen Leader Grants Mohamed Salah Honorary Citizenship

Egyptian striker Mohammed Salah is considering an early retirement from the national team, media sources have revealed.

He said he was particularly annoyed with a team banquet hosted by Kadyrov, who used the dinner to grant Salah "honorary citizenship". "That's right!" Kadyrov wrote in a social media post.

The Chechnya leader has been accused of numerous human rights violations, including discrimination against women and persecuting sexual minorities.

Mo Salah is reportedly growing uncomfortable with the unnecessary attention that he receives, mostly from the political powers which he believes will be unhealthy for his reputation and sport.

El-Hadary has been a member of Egypt's national team since 1996 and has made over 150 appearances for the team. Neither Salah nor his agent commented on the report, which went viral in the football-mad country.

If Salah were to quit the national team, it would be a major embarrassment to the federation and the government, which chose to base the team in Grozny.

Despite reports stating that Salah could quit the global set-up with Egypt at just the age of 26, the player himself has yet to comment on the situation and with his involvement in today's match, for the time being, he is set to stay.

Egypt failed to advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup after losing all three of their group-stage matches.

"No, we did not receive anything from Liverpool", he told AFP.

Liverpool's top scorer last season missed the defeat to Uruguay with a shoulder injury suffered in last month's Champions League final.

Both sides are out of the competition - Saudi lost 5-0 to Russian Federation, where Egypt fell to a 3-1 defeat, while each side were beaten by a solitary Uruguay strike.

Mohamed Salah put aside his highly publicized troubles to score another World Cup goal.

Stopper El-Hadary was born in Damietta on January 15, 1973, and now plays his football in Saudi Arabia for the side Al-Taawoun - he made 22 appearances last season and even scored a goal, a penalty.

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