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Liverpool and Egypt star Mo Salah turns model in photoshoot for GQ Middle East

Mohamed Salah's emergence as a cultural icon continues after it was revealed the Liverpool forward is the cover star of the latest version of the GQ Middle East magazine.

Salah was photographed in Manchester modelling clothing from lucrative brands such as Burberry, Prada, Stone Island and Y-3.

The Egyptian then gave the magazine a rare interview where he talked about his humble beginnings as a footballer and the influence of his father, while offering advice to those hoping to follow in his footsteps.

"People...

Egypt submits surprise 2019 African Nations Cup hosting bid

The Egyptian Football Association has submitted a bid to replace Cameroon as next year's African Nations Cup host.

Egypt's pitch, announced on Thursday to meet Friday's deadline, came after Morocco said this week it wouldn't put itself forward as a candidate.

Morocco had been considered the front-runner after being a candidate to host the 2026 World Cup, only to lose out in that race to a joint United States-Mexico-Canada bid.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given countries until...

Late Mohamed Salah strike sees Egypt past Tunisia

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Mohamed Salah struck a fine 90th-minute winner as Egypt defeated rivals Tunisia 3-2 in Friday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria.

Naim Sliti opened the scoring in the 14th minute for the visitors, but his opener was cancelled out when Trezeguet levelled the match for the hosts just after the half-hour mark.

Baher El Mohamady fired Egypt ahead on 60 minutes, but Sliti thought he'd rescued a point for the Carthage Eagles with his second in the 72nd minute.

However,...

Mohamed Aboutrika example as pertinent as ever before for Al-Ahly

In the aftermath of Al-Ahly's controversial CAF Champions League final first-leg victory over Esperance on Friday, the Confederation of African Football published a tweet that could have been seen as a cautionary word to the two competitors.

"Revive the fairplay spirit," the tweet began. "Compete with respect, win with honour."

At first read, the post came across as something of a rebuke to the two continental giants following an ill-tempered final in which refereeing decisions and poor sportsmanship...

Egypt FA support Ahly's appeal after Azaro suspension

The Egyptian Football Association will support Al-Ahly's complaints to the Confederation of African Football after the Red Devils were hit with sanctions after their CAF Champions League final first-leg victory over Esperance on Friday.

African football's governing body revealed on Monday that they have suspended forward Walid Azaro for unsporting behaviour following his antics in last week's 3-1 victory, meaning he will miss Friday's second leg in Rades.

Ahly revealed that they have submitted an...