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The head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has interrupted the rest of Egypt striker Mohamed Salah for public release in Grozny. Reported by the Associated Press.
Salah was in the hotel room, when he said that “important guest” suddenly appeared and now awaits him in the lobby. The Egyptians went down and found Kadyrov, who asked him to accompany him on a short trip to the stadium where he trained the rest of the African team in the presence of several hundred local fans.
Kadyrov and Salah appeared on stage to the applause of Grozny. For such behavior, the leader of Chechnya has been criticized by social media users and human rights defenders. “Kadyrov’s attempt to raise its profile with the national team of Egypt, which is based in Chechnya, was predictable,” said Rachel Denber, Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia.
Salah continues to recover from injury in the Champions League final. The media expressed concern that because of a shoulder injury, the striker will miss the world Cup, but he said that he would come to the world Cup. As a result, he got into the final squad of Egypt.
In the group stage, the team will play with owners of tournament, the Russian team, as well as with Saudi Arabia and Uruguay.
Video, photo All from Russia.