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Essien takes pride in Salah's achievement for Africa

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Elneny make Egypt's 29-man World Cup squad

Following his record-breaking season, the FC crew debate whether Mohamed Salah has surpassed Neymar as the best player after Messi and Ronaldo.
Liverpool star Mo Salah has become a hero in his homeland and now, footage has resurfaced of him meeting his doppelganger in Egypt.
Ahead of the second leg of the Champions League semifinal, meet some of Liverpool's most passionate supporters in Egypt.
Fans at a bar in Cairo, Egypt erupt after local hero Mohamed Salah scores the opener for Liverpool against Roma.

Mohamed Salah headlines Egypt's 29-man preliminary World Cup squad ahead of their friendlies against Kuwait and Belgium.

The Premier League Golden Boot winner, however, will miss the Pharaoh's match against Kuwait on May 26 as he is participating in Liverpool's Champions League final showdown with Real Madrid in Kiev on the same day.

Egypt boss Hector Cuper has also included Major League Soccer's Amro Tarek and Omar Gaber in his squad, while Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny has also received a call-up despite...

FIFA to prepay $2m in bonuses to five African World Cup participants

ESPN's Gab Marcotti breaks down which of the African teams he believes have the best chances in their groups at the 2018 World Cup.

CAIRO -- FIFA will give five African football federations a $2 million advance each on World Cup prize money to pay player bonuses before the tournament in Russia.

The Confederation of African Football says the agreement for Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia will help "settle beforehand the question of bonuses."

The 32 federations sending teams to the World Cup get $1.5m each from FIFA to prepare, plus at least $8m in prize money after the tournament. The winner gets $38m.

Money disputes...

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Mohamed Salah's Egypt image rights dispute resolved after 'major insult'

ESPN were in the Egyptian capital of Cairo as Liverpool fans react to their 5-2 Champions League first leg victory against AS Roma at Anfield.
The ESPN FC guys delve into Jose Mourinho's claims that he didn't have a say in Mohamed Salah's sale when he was manager of Chelsea.
ESPN FC discuss Mohamed Salah being named PFA Player of the Year as well as AS Roma's chances of beating Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals.

Mohammed Salah's claim that he was deeply insulted by an image rights dispute in his native Egypt prompted top-level political intervention to swiftly resolve the issue.

Salah had been upset that his image is featured prominently on the outside of the Egypt national team's plane, which was provided by official team sponsor WE. Salah has a sponsorship deal with rival telecommunications firm Vodafone.

"Sorry but this is a major insult ... I was hoping the handling [of the dispute] would be classier...

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny likely out for season; World Cup still possible

The FC panel believe Arsene Wenger could leave a bad taste in mouths of Arsenal fans if he doesn't handle his departure the right way.

LONDON -- Mohamed Elneny should be fit in time for the World Cup but is likely to miss the rest of Arsenal's season, manager Arsene Wenger said.

Elneny damaged ligaments in his left ankle after landing awkwardly in a 4-1 win over West Ham United at the Emirates on Sunday and there had been initial fears that the Egypt international's World Cup campaign could be in danger.

However, Wenger eased those concerns at his news conference on Wednesday by saying Elneny could even be back for the team's final...

Essien takes pride in Salah's achievement for Africa

Former Chelsea star Michael Essien has hailed Mohamed Salah's 'amazing' impact in the Premier League and is proud to see an African star thriving at the top level.

Salah saw off competition from Manchester City trio Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane to win the PFA Player of the Year award on Sunday, adding yet another accolade to his fine campaign.

The Egypt international has already netted 31 goals in 33 Premier League outings so far this term, and remains in the running for the Champions...