Two Liverpool players Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will face off in the final round of CAF World Cup qualifiers when Egypt and Senegal meet in a two-legged tie in Qatar at the end of the year.
It means that one of the stars of the Reds will not be able to reach the international show, with ties to be played through the March international window.
The tournament took place in Douala, Cameroon, where the Africa Cup of Nations is being held.
Mohamed Salah Egypt Egypt and Senegal’s Mane both entered the last 16 of the Afcon. Cameroon are among the country’s top referees, Nigeria, Morocco, and Ivory Coast, some of whom have hit the high ground to reach the knockout stages.
Senegal will face Cape Verde on Tuesday, while Egypt will face Ivory Coast a day later.
Mohamed Salah led Egypt to the 2018 World Cup in Russia – for the first time qualifying for the tournament since 1990, although the 29-year-old was injured in that year’s Champions League final and was still in poor condition as his team left. early on, he lost all three team games.
Mane also played in Russia that year, starting three times and scoring in a 2-2 draw with Japan, although his team was knocked out of the group stage due to their poor record – the first time a tiebreak had been used for a split. teams with similar records after three games.
CAF World Cup qualifying playoffs
- Egypt vs Senegal
- Mali vs Tunisia
- DR Congo vs Morocco
- Cameroon vs Algeria
- Ghana vs Nigeria