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Liverpool's Salah had strong desire to feature in Olympic Games' - Egypt coach Gharib

 

The Africans have been drawn against Argentina, Spain, and Australia in Group C, but the coach will be without his country's star player in Tokyo

Egypt coach Shawky Gharib has stated star forward Mohamed Salah had a strong desire to feature for the team at the Olympic Games, but his club Liverpool were not willing to release him.

The Pharaohs are among the teams that qualified for the competition to be held in Tokyo, Japan.

Their captain headlined the over-aged players who the tactician wanted to select, alongside Mostafa Mohamed, but his requests with the players' clubs fell on deaf ears.

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