Egypt’s usually tame press did not hold back after the national team’s exit from the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil, branding the side “embarrassing” after a “still-born performance.”
Egypt are in Group A with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe for the June 21-July 19 tournament as they seek a record-extending eighth African title.
Liverpool ended an incredible season by winning Europe’s biggest prize after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Saturday’s all-English Champions League final, earning sweet redemption after agonizingly missing out on the Premier League title.
Liverpool emerged victorious from a bruising battle against Newcastle to remain in the hunt for the Premier League title but may have sustained too many wounds to summon a Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday.
Sadio Mane has grown used to playing second fiddle to Mohamed Salah in the two seasons since the latter joined the Senegalese at Liverpool.