On Tuesday evening, the English club Liverpool sent a message to its two stars, the Egyptian Mohamed Salah and the Senegalese Sadio Mane.
Where the English club congratulated Mane on his official account on Twitter for his country’s promotion to the World Cup, while its star Salah mourned the loss of the “Pharaohs” team in penalty shootouts.
The club’s most important message to its two stars is “impatiently waiting for their return.”
Sadio Mane scored the decisive penalty kick to repeat the African champions Senegal’s victory over Egypt on penalties and advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
In a repeat of the Nations Cup final in Cameroon, Senegal won 3-1 on penalties, after the original and extra time ended with Senegal’s 1-0 victory in Dakar in front of a huge and enthusiastic crowd with a goal by Boulay Dia in the third minute. The two teams tied in the decisive round matches 1-1 after Egypt won the first leg with the same result.
Mohamed Salah and directing the laser beam on his face to lose focus
The Egyptian team lost its nerve in the penalty shootout, as captain Mohamed Salah, Ahmed Sayed Zizou and Mustafa Mohamed wasted three kicks, while Amr Al-Sulayya scored the only kick for Egypt to miss the chance to qualify for the World Cup for the fourth time in its history after 1934, 1990 and 2018.
This is insane! Mo Salah taking a penalty for Egypt with the World Cup on the line and there are 3,000 laser pointers in his eyes.
Take a guess at what happens next…. pic.twitter.com/8PvpKUBksR
— Stu Holden (@stuholden) March 29, 2022
Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah left the stadium “with security protection”, after the match ended.
The end of the match between Egypt and Senegal witnessed “unfortunate moments”, interspersed with “threats” to the Egyptian players and offensive chants by some fans, according to what the direct footage showed and what the Egyptian media reported, and the harassment increased during the penalty shootout, as the fans focused the laser beams on The players and the Egyptian goalkeeper, Mohamed El-Shennawy, made the players lose focus in the kicks.
This is something that a lot of international media have been talking about.
Security forces in the stadium protected Mohamed Salah as he was leaving, and a video showed fans throwing water bottles at Salah.
Sadness prevailed in the Egyptian public and sports analysts in Egypt, after the opportunity for their team to reach the World Cup was lost due to the loss against Senegal.