Mohamed Salah's meteoric career could reach new heights on Saturday when his Liverpool team take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final. But as a practicing Muslim who fasts from sunrise to sunset during the holy month of Ramadan, Salah will have just 55 minutes* before kickoff in Kiev to replenish before taking to the pitch.
(*NOTE: Sunset in Kiev on Saturday is 8.50 p.m. local time. Kickoff is 9.45 p.m.)
The 25-year-old Egyptian will be joined by Liverpool teammates Sadio Mane and...
To cap off his incredible season, Mohamed Salah has seen his football boots enter the British Museum as part of their collection of priceless Egyptian artefacts.
After scoring 44 goals in 51 games this season and attaining hero status in his home nation by securing World Cup qualification, Salah's adidas boots are to be exhibited as one of the "greatest treasures from Egyptian history."
We've made an exciting new acquisition! To celebrate Egyptian footballing star @MoSalah being top scorer in the Premier League this season, we'll be displaying his boots alongside objects from ancient Egypt in the run up to the Champions League final ⚽️🏆 pic.twitter.com/DBZDW5Q6kD
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Who they are
Captain: Essam El Hadary Manager: Hector Cuper Nickname: The Pharaohs FIFA Rank (as of May 1, 2018): 46
How they qualified
Egypt capitalised as Ghana lost their way, first under Avram Grant and then under Kwesi Appiah, to establish a five-point lead over the...
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...