Egypt defeated Belgium on Friday in a pre-World Cup friendly in Kuwait thanks to a goal set up by Mohamed Salah.
Mo Salah sets up a goal for Egypt against Belgium
This was Salah’s last game before a two-week break post which there will be Liverpool’s midseason trip to Dubai next month. Although Salah’s Egypt did not qualify for this year’s competition as he looks to redeem himself in friendlies.
The Reds winger played 88 minutes and contributed to Mahmoud Trezeguet’s game-winning goal in an incredible victory for his nation over the second-ranked side in the world.
Next Wednesday’s World Cup opener for Belgium is against Canada. And Roberto Martinez took advantage of the match to start players like Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, and Hazard. Salah was seen having fun with former teammates Hazard and Courtois from Chelsea.
The Pre-World Cup friendly
Mostafa Mohamed scored the game’s first goal in the 33rd minute as a result of a De Bruyne slip-up, and Liverpool’s No. 11 set up Egypt’s second consecutive goal right out of the gate in the second half.
After gathering possession of the ball inside Egypt’s penalty area, Salah lofted a well-weighted pass behind Belgium’s high line. Trezeguet, a former Villa winger, pounced on it and beat Courtois at his near post with a shot.
Salah had a tough time while performing for his county this year as Senegal defeated Egypt on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations final. And also for the spot in the World Cup. It had been a difficult year for the Egyptian team and Mo Salah in particular. But a victory over one of the favorites of the World Cup will definitely boost the Egyptian King’s confiedence.
Salah took a day out from representing his country to attend the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai. There he earned the Fans’ Player of the Year award based on votes from the audience.
The World Cup season is officially here. Salah can now relax for two weeks before Liverpool’s December 4 flight to Dubai.