Coronavirus Restrictions: Mohamed Salah to miss Egypt World Cup qualifiers

Due to quarantine limitations, Liverpool has informed the Egyptian FA that Mohamed Salah would not be joining the rest of the country's squad for their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.
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Egypt is now on the UK Government's red travel list, with its squad slated to face Angola in Cairo on September 2 and Gabon three days later.

According to a statement from the Egyptian FA's official website:

“The Egyptian Football Association had received a letter from Liverpool FC apologising for the inability of its player, Mohamed Salah, to join the national team in its next camp, which includes Angola in Cairo and Gabon in Franceville during the first and second rounds of the African continent’s qualifiers for the World Cup.

“The English club’s letter referred to the precautionary measures applied in England to confront the outbreak of the coronavirus in the world, which puts returnees from some countries in compulsory health isolation for a period of 10 days upon their return to England.

“In the letter, the English club also expressed its hope that the Egyptian federation would understand that it was forced to do so, in the face of the player being subjected to a quarantine for this period and being affected by this physically.

“It is reported that Liverpool FC took the same position with a number of its foreign players.”
In Alisson Becker, Fabinho, and Roberto Firmino, Liverpool have three players who represent Brazil, another country on the red list.

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Members of the European Club Association (ECA) will be unable to send their players to countries on the ‘red list' during the international break in September unless quarantine exemptions can be obtained, with the Premier League currently in talks with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Argentina, Brazil, and Egypt are among the countries on the UK Government's "red" list for travel to England, which means players would have to stay in hotels for ten days before returning to their clubs.

A slew of other Premier League players, as well as PSG stars Lionel Messi and Neymar, may be unavailable for international matches next month unless quarantine difficulties are handled.