Salah makes decision on Olympics

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Egypt under-23 coordinator Zaghloul Siam has revealed that Mohamed Salah does want to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Egyptians have already begun preparations for the tournament after defeating South Africa's under-23 side 2-0 on Thursday evening.

All countries are allowed at least three overage players in the U-23 squad, with the Liverpool star on the coach's list of players targeted for that category.

However, while Salah is said to be keen on playing at the Olympics, the final decision will lie with Liverpool as the tournament ends in August.

“The team is focused at the moment and all the players are preparing well for the tournament,” Siam said.

“Mohamed Salah expressed his desire for the Olympic national team staff to join the team in the Olympics, which is what Mostafa Mohamed did as well, but the clubs of the duo are the ones who determine their fate.

“Shawky Gharib has already set replacements for both Mohamed Salah and Mostafa Mohamed.

“He also set his plan regarding Al Ahly’s players in the team, especially since the Champions League final is on July 17, and the Olympic team will be in the bubble.

“There are 14 names of the overage players to choose from them three or less, including Mohamed El-Shennawy, Abou-Gabal, Ahmed Hegazi, Tarek Hamed, and Mohamed Salah,” he added.

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