Mohamed Salah (31, Liverpool), Egypt’s national team’s flagship striker, was injured and confirmed to miss two games in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (hereinafter referred to as the Nations Cup).
The Egyptian Football Association said on its social network service (SNS) today (20th, Korean time), “As a result of the examination, Salah injured his hamstring and will not be able to play in the next two games,” adding, “Even if the team advances to the round of 16 along with the final group match against Cape Verde.”라바카지노
Salah was treated by the medical team after grabbing his thigh and slumping on the ground in the second Group B match of the tournament against Ghana the day before, but was immediately replaced because he could no longer play.
Egypt tied Ghana 2-2 and ended up drawing (2 points) for the second consecutive group match, ranking second in the group after Cape Verde (6 points), which confirmed its advance to the round of 16 with two consecutive wins.
Ghana and Mozambique are ranked third and fourth with one draw and one loss (1 point).
Egypt will play Cape Verde in the final match on the 23rd and try to advance to the round of 16.
In the Nations Cup, 24 teams will be divided into 6 groups of 4 teams, and the top 4 teams out of the 6 groups will advance to the round of 16 along with the 1st and 2nd places in each group.
Egypt, which holds the record of the most wins (7 times) and is the runner-up in the previous tournament, has to worry about advancing to the round of 16 as it has only two draws in the group stage and Salah, the best goalscorer, will not be able to play in the final group stage.
Meanwhile, Jürgen Klopp, head coach of his team Liverpool, also said on Sky Sports, “I was shocked at the scene of the injury,” adding, “This injury certainly looks serious as Salah has rarely been replaced.”