Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward to miss Egypt World Cup qualifiers due to coronavirus restrictions

Egypt, whose team are set to face Angola in Cairo on September 2 and then Gabon away three days later, is a country currently on the UK Government's red travel list; watch Liverpool vs Chelsea on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League  

Egypt, whose team are set to face Angola in Cairo on September 2 and then Gabon away three days later, is a country currently on the UK Government's red travel list.

A statement on the Egyptian FA's official website said: "The Egyptian Football Association had received a letter from Liverpool FC apologising for the inability of its player, Mohamed Salah, to join the national team in its next camp, which includes Angola in Cairo and Gabon in Franceville during the first and second rounds of the African continent's qualifiers for the World Cup.

Returning to England from 'red-list' countries

The Government states those returning to England from a country on their "red" list must quarantine for 10 full days in a managed quarantine hotel and take a coronavirus test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of quarantining.

Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Turkey and Uruguay are among the others nations on the Government's "red" list.


"The English club's letter referred to the precautionary measures applied in England to confront the outbreak of the coronavirus in the world, which puts returnees from some countries in compulsory health isolation for a period of 10 days upon their return to England.

"In the letter, the English club also expressed its hope that the Egyptian federation would understand that it was forced to do so, in the face of the player being subjected to a quarantine for this period and being affected by this physically.

"It is reported that Liverpool FC took the same position with a number of its foreign players."

"It is reported that Liverpool FC took the same position with a number of its foreign players."

Credit by Sky Sport


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