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Mo Salah not included in Egypt’s Olympics 2021 squad

Liverpool was reluctant to release Salah for the Olympics, which is not part of FIFA's calendar

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Mohamed Salah was omitted from Egypt’s Olympic Games squad, the Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) announced.

Liverpool star Mo Salah will not be playing at the Tokyo Olympics after the Reds prevented the forward from playing for Egypt in Japan Olympics event to be held from July 21-August 7.

As reported earlier, Liverpool was reluctant to release Salah for the Olympics, which is not part of FIFA’s calendar due to being considered a youth tournament.

Egypt Football Association president Ahmed Megahed had earlier said that while Liverpool was trying to prevent Salah from playing, he believed the 29-year-old would “find a way” to be at the Olympics.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian 22-man squad, named by under 23 coach Shawky Gharib on Friday, includes Al-Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy, Ittihad’s Ahmed Hegazy, and Zamalek’s Mahmoud al-Wensh.

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