Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), a “special goal scorer” who participated in the Africa Cup of Nations who played for Egypt, will miss at least two games due to a hamstring injury.
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said on the 20th (Korea Standard Time) that Salah injured his hamstring and could not play in the next two games as a result of a thorough examination.
Salah suffered pain in his left hamstring in the second Group B match against Ghana in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on the 19th and was replaced in the extra time of the first half.
Salah, who has a mild injury, will miss the round of 16 with the final group match against Cabo Verde on the 23rd.
Egypt is currently ranking second in Group B with two draws (two points). Cabo Verde, the leader of Group B, has secured two wins (six points) to advance to the round of 16, while Ghana and Mozambique (one draw and one point) are ranking third and fourth.
In the Africa Cup of Nations, where 24 teams will participate, the first and second places in Group A-F, and the top four teams among the third places in the group will advance to the round of 16.
Egypt, which may be eliminated from the group stage, has increased the burden on the match against Cabo Verde as Salah has been out of power.
Liverpool, which leads the English Premier League, is also worried about Salah’s injury. “I was shocked when Salah got hurt. As he rarely missed the game (at Liverpool) for six seasons, this hamstring injury looks serious,” Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said.
Salah scored 14 goals in the 2023-24 EPL, tying with Erling Holland (Manchester City) for the top scorer. Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), who scored 12 goals, is behind him in the third place. 마카오토토주소
If Salah leaves for a long time, Liverpool will suffer a huge loss in its power.
Meanwhile, Senegal, the defending champion in Group C, beat Cameroon 3-1 with consecutive goals from Ismaila Sarr, Habib Diallo, and Sadio Mane to qualify for the round of 16 with two consecutive wins.