Mohamed Salah Ghaly has been in the limelight because of his sensational performance for English club Liverpool in the current season. He has scored 20 goals for his club Liverpool in this season till now. What is so special about Salah? Why has he become a hero just within a matter of months? Where is Mohammad Salah heading? We’ll try to find the answers to all these questions, but first, let’s have a look at his profile.
Full name: Mohamed Salah Ghaly
DoB: 15th June 1992
From: Gharbia, Egypt
Current Teams: Egypt, Liverpool
Previous Teams: El Mokawloon, Basel, Chelsea, Roma
Playing Position: Forward, Winger
Club Goals: 96 in 275 matches
International Goals: 32 in 56 matches
Strengths: Dribbling, Finishing, and Long Passes
Weaknesses: Low defensive contribution
Why is Mohamed Salah being in limelight?
Mohamed Salah joined English club Liverpool on July 1, 2017, and played his first match on August 12. He scored a goal in his debut match and no one could stop him in coming matches. Till now, he has scored 21 goals in 21 appearances for his current club Liverpool. Upon agreement with Liverpool, he was paid the record Fee by the club. He is now the top scorer in Premier League in the current season.
Mohamed Salah is the main character who led Egypt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018. He scored goals in 4 matches during the qualifiers and Egypt won all of them. Especially, his goal on the penalty in the 95th minute of the game against Congo because of which Egypt won the game 2-1.
What can he do in FIFA 2018?
The class of play shown by Mohamed Salah has made many critics say that Egypt can perform better in the FIFA World Cup 2018 and may advance to the Quarter-finals. Mohamed Salah will play a leading role in Egypt’s performance.
Generous Mohamed Salah:
The generosity of Mohamed Salah is very popular in Egypt. Egypt was badly in need of funds to increase the value of Egyptian Pound, and Salah donated more than 5 Million Egyptian Pounds (210,000 British Pounds) to help Egypt’s economy. He is not only popular in Egypt but his lovers are everywhere in the Arab world.
Egypt’s last appearance at the World Cup:
Egypt qualified for the World Cup after almost 28 years. There last world cup appearance was in 1990 where they played 3 matches and lost to England by 1-0 and the other 2 matches were a draw against Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands. They were in the fourth position in their Group.
Egypt in FIFA World Cup 2018:
Egypt has been drawn to Group A along with Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Uruguay. Their group looks a bit easy as compared to other groups. And as per predictions of our experts, Egypt will play a draw against Russia while winning the other 2 matches.
Update: Egypt lost all their group matches in 2018 World Cup and were eliminated in the group stage. Only 2 goals were scored by Egypt in all the three matches and these goals were scored by Mohamed Salah.
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