Liverpool’s Egyptian star Mohamed Salah says Qatar will have the support of the entire Arab world when the country hosts the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Salah will not be seen in action in Qatar, with Egypt having missed out on qualification, but the striker hoped Arab nations would be at their best level at the tournament.
“I’m sad that I won’t be playing in this World Cup but it’s possible that I might visit Qatar during the World Cup. I feel very happy that the tournament will be held in an Arab country for the first time. The entire Arab world will support Qatar, and I think the World Cup will be special,” the Egyptian told beIN Sports.
Egypt failed to qualify for the World Cup after being eliminated by Senegal on penalties in the African qualifiers. Senegal are in Group A with hosts Qatar, the Netherlands and Ecuador.
Speaking about Liverpool’s mediocre start to the current Premier League season, Salah said: “Fulham played the game well. We weren’t 100 per cent ready but the season has just started and we can’t judge by the first two games. We’ll try to make up for it in the next games.”
Liverpool drew with Crystal Palace and Fulham in their first two matches.