Thursday, 26 September 2019

Fifa explains why Egyptian did not count

Liverpool and Egypt's Mohamed Salah

Fifa says that two votes for Mohamed Salah in the Best Fifa men's player award were not counted because signatures were in capital letters .

Acting Egypt coach Shawky Gharib and captain Ahmed Elmohamady voted for Liverpool forward Salah according to the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).

The forms also lacked a mandatory signature by the EFA general secretary.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi won the award on Monday ahead of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.

Salah finished fourth in the voting, although the invalid votes would not have affected the standings.

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