Egypt national team can't reach Mohamed Salah ahead of March break

The Egyptian Football Association has revealed they are struggling to contact Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah ahead of the March international break.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) recently announced that Salah was part of their seven foreign-based list chosen by Hossam Hassan for the March break.

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Egypt are set to take part in the Winsunited Cup during the March break in the UAE alongside Tunisia, Croatia, and New Zealand.

Salah has played just twice for the Reds since the start of the year and Liverpool have tried to convince the Egyptian FA to exclude their star man from the March international break.

However, Egypt team manager Ibrahim Hassan insisted that only the national team coaching staff has a say in who plays and who doesn’t while stating they will ensure every player’s safety.

Hossam Hassan

EFA board member Ehab El-Komy commented on the drama: “The Egyptian national team, led by Hossam and Ibrahim Hassan, can’t communicate with Mohamed Salah so far.

“So far, there hasn’t been any meeting between Hossam Hassan and Mohamed Salah, but there is no dispute between the two parties.

“The Minister of Sports will hold a session between the two parties to create a conducive atmosphere within the team.

“The relationship between the Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi and Mohamed Salah is excellent. There is an agreement between the EFA and him to work on resolving any issues related to the national team.”

Egypt will face New Zealand in Winsunited Cup semi-finals on March 22 in what will be Hossam Hassan’s first game in charge of the Pharaohs.

The friendly cup will serve as preparation for Egypt and Tunisia ahead of resuming the World Cup qualifiers in June, while it will also be preparation for Croatia for the Euro 2024.