Before the tournament began, Salah received an intense amount of backlash for being pictured smiling alongside Kadyrov, a leader branded by many as a tyrant due to his records of human rights abuses and public stances that are prejudicial and offensive to numerous groups of people. A source with knowledge of Salah's position on the matter confirmed this stance to ESPN FC, adding that the player is now considering his future with his national team.
As for Salah, he was photographed walking alongside Kadyrov during his return to match fitness, and was made an honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic in a high profile event.
'I gave Mohamed Salah a copy of the order and a pin at a celebratory dinner that I gave in honour of the Egyptian team'.
Reports that Salah could refuse to play in Egypt's final group game was rubbished by the player's agent and Salah himself. He is eating and laughing with his team-mates.
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Although nothing is likely to be decided before the conclusion of this summer's World Cup, this may be one issue that Salah and the Egyptian FA may not be able to bridge.
Salah was injured in that game against Real Madrid and subsequently missed Egypt's opening World Cup match against Uruguay, though he played and scored in the 3-1 defeat by hosts Russian Federation.
Egypt have already lost their place in the World Cup after losing both of their opening matches.
Salah was embroiled in a personal image rights debacle with the Egyptian FA before the tournament in Russian Federation began and is apparently considering retiring from global football.
Salah has played 58 times for Egypt since his debut in September 2011 and has scored 34 times, putting him fourth in their all-time top scorer list.