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Salah, Mane and Firmino… a curse that expels Liverpool's golden trio from the World Cup

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Salah, Mane and Firmino… a curse that expels Liverpool’s golden trio from the World Cup

He did not expect the terrifying Liverpool attack trio in 2018 to face a painful fate after 4 years in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The year 2018 witnessed the brilliance of the Egyptian trio Mohamed Salah Senegalese Sadio Mane and Brazilian Roberto Firmino with LiverpoolAnd that was in the first seasons of the Egyptian star in the “Reds” shirt, after joining him from Italian Roma.

The trio reached the 2017-2018 Champions League final with Liverpool, before losing to Spanish Real Madrid, and they also starred in the English Premier League by scoring a total of 57 goals, to be the best attacking trio in Europe.

In the same year, the brilliance of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino helped them appear in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where Salah and Mani carried the badge of leadership of their countries, Egypt and Senegal, before bidding farewell to the tournament from the group stage, while Firmino reached the World Cup quarter-finals with Brazil before being eliminated by Belgium. .

However, the current year 2022 dealt a blow to the dreams of the trio to play finals world Cup For the second time in their career, in light of their absence from the tournament to be held in Qatar for various reasons.

The absence of Sadio Mane from the World Cup due to injury

Sadio Mane, one of the sides of that attacking triangle 4 years ago, was the last to be afflicted by that curse, as it was confirmed that the Bayern Munich star was absent from participating in the 2022 World Cup.

And according to what was revealed by the French newspaper “L’Equipe”, the injury that Mane suffered will cause him to be absent for several weeks, which will make him off the list of coach Aliou Cisse, who will be announced next Friday.

Sadio Mane

Mohamed Salah’s absence from the World Cup for not qualifying

Mohamed Salah’s dreams of participating in the 2022 World Cup evaporated at the hands of his former colleague Sadio Mane, who ended Egypt’s hopes of reaching the World Cup Qatar in the final stage of the World Cup qualifiers.

The Egyptian national team reached the final stage of the World Cup qualifiers, and Mohamed Salah scored the winning goal during the first-leg match, but the Senegalese team adjusted the result in the second leg, before the two teams ruled a penalty shootout, which Mane decided with the last kick to qualify the “Teranga Lions” to the World Cup. at the expense of the pharaohs.

Mohamed Salah

The absence of Roberto Firmino from the World Cup for exclusion

As for Roberto Firmino, his position was different. At a time when the 31-year-old wanted to take part in the last World Cup during his career, he was not called up to the Brazil national team, in a resounding surprise.

Firmino, who scored 8 goals with Liverpool this season, was absent from the Brazil national team list announced by coach Tite, preferring to include Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal star, and Richarlison, Tottenham Hotspur striker.

Firmino posted a picture on his Instagram account of the Brazilian national team shirt, commenting: “I thank everyone for the messages of support that showed great love. The World Cup is a dream for all players and it will not be different for me.”

He added, “It didn’t turn out as I imagined or dreamed, but I can look back with a heart of gratitude to God that He has already allowed me to live this dream like so many others. The Brazilian national team shirt is an honor for any player, and I believe that the next one is definitely better.”

Firmino's comment on his exclusion from the Brazil squad

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