Antonio Conte responds to Jose Mourinho’s claim that it was Chelsea’s decision to sell Mohamed Salah — Metro

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The Egyptian has been a revelation since leaving Roma for Liverpool last summer (Picture: Getty)Antonio Conte insists he sympathises with Jose Mourinho following the criticism he has received for overseeing Chelsea’s decision to sell Mohamed Salah. Salah endured a troubled 18-month spell at Chelsea under Mourinho and was loaned out to Fiorentina before sealing a…

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Antonio Conte insists he sympathises with Jose Mourinho following the criticism he has received for overseeing Chelsea’s decision to sell Mohamed Salah.

Salah endured a troubled 18-month spell at Chelsea under Mourinho and was loaned out to Fiorentina before sealing a permanent move to Roma.

The Egypt international rediscovered his confidence and rebuilt his reputation in Serie A before returning to the Premier League in the summer following a £38million transfer to Liverpool.

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Mohamed Salah Named PFA Player Of The Year Ahead Of Rival Kevin De Bruyne As Liverpool Ace Beats Man City Star To Top Prize

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DELIGHTED Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been crowned PFA Player of the Year.

A delighted Salah said: “It’s a big honour. I’ve worked hard and I’m very happy to win it.

“[The first Egyptian to win?] Hopefully I’m not the last one! I’m very proud to win and I’ve worked very hard.

“You’re comparing you name with some great names. To break the Premier League record is something huge in England and all over in the world.

“There are still three games to go. I want to break this record and also break the one for (42-game season). Let’s see what will happen.”

Salah added: “It’s an honour to win this as Player of the Year in the Premier League and especially because it’s voted by the players. So I’m very happy and very proud to win it.

“From day one I left the Premier League I wanted success here … I think I left and I came back as a different person … I didn’t have my chance (at Chelsea).”

The Egyptian fought off competition from Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne to scoop the prestigious individual prize on Sunday night.

Salah has scored an incredible 31 Premier League goals during his first season at Anfield, and has also helped himself to nine assists.

The former Chelsea man has been instrumental in Liverpool’s top four push under Jurgen Klopp.

Salah joined the Reds from Roma last summer for £37million and has quickly established himself as a club icon.

The 25-year-old has also been banging in the goals in Europe, leading Liverpool to a Champions League semi-final clash with Roma.

De Bruyne finished runner-up to Salah, with the Belgian sure to be disappointed at missing out on English football’s top individual accolade.

He has been the main man in City’s incredible title win, scoring eight goals and 15 assists this season.

The other players up for the award were Manchester United’s Davd De Gea, Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Manchester City duo David Silva and Leroy Sane.

Sane was named Young Player of the Year.

Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki to perform in Russia ahead of World Cup — Skyafrica24

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Petersburg’s most prestigious venues, which will also host the Egyptian team’s matches, reported Al-Masry Al-Youm. Al-Shaer added that the concert is already a great success as almost 3,000 people have bought tickets.

Egyptian singer Amr Diab is also expected to hold a concert in St. Petersburg on June 18.

Al-Shaer added that around 10,000 fans from Egypt will be attending Egypt’s first three matches, adding that the number has pushed the company to reach a new agreement with the organizing committee to extend the time required to produce identifications for the spectators as well as the tickets till May 1, due to the increase in last minute bookings.

Al-Shaer also declared that the second most popular packages after the ones allowing Egyptians to attend three of the national team’s matches are the packages for the final.

Egypt is expected to play its first game against Russia on June 19. This is the first time Egypt has made it to the World Cup since 1990.

Mohamed Hamaki is an Egyptian singer who won the award “Best Arabian Act” in the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2006 for “Ahla Haga Fiki” (The Most Beautiful Thing About You). Famous songs of his include “Bahebak Kol Youm Aktr” (I Love You More Everyday), “Kheles El-Kalam” (Nothing Left to Say) and “Wahda Wahda” (Take it Slow). He is currently a coach on the hit talent show “The Voice Arabia.”

Omar Gaber: Egypt can reach World Cup semi-finals — Skyafrica24

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Omar Gaber, who recently joined the new Major League Soccer club on a season-long loan from Swiss side Basel, where he struggled for game time, is expected to be part of Hector Cuper’s World Cup squad as the Argentinan coach always included the 25-year-old in Egypt’s squad in the World Cup qualifications and the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

Gaber recalled the dramatic match against Congo in the qualifiers, and how it’s hard for him to forget the feeling he had after Congo scored an equalizer in the last minutes of the game before Mohamed Salah’s last-gasp penalty guided the team to their first World Cup in almost three decades.

“I was on the bench at that time and after they scored a goal I started talking with my teammates about alternative scenarios,” Gaber told MBC Mast TV channel. “At the same time, we had hope that we can still win the game because we fought very hard.”

“Salah was under a lot of pressure and stress but he managed to surpass all that,” he said. “Salah is one of the top five players in the world right now.”

When asked about Egypt’s chances in Russia, Gaber said that he thinks his team can reach the semi-finals. The former Zamalek player believes that the national team will secure more than five points during the first round as they play against hosts Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia in Group A.

“Germany, Egypt, Brazil and Spain will manage to reach the semi-finals,” he added. “I believe Germany and Brazil will reach the final match and Brazil win the trophy. But Egypt can win bronze