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Egypt hope Salah & Elneny can play in red-list country

Egypt manager Hossam El Badry is still hoping that the UK government will relax rules against Premier League players needing to quarantine after visiting red-list countries in the upcoming international break.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny would currently be ruled out of playing in Egypt’s home World Cup qualifier against Angola as it is on the red list, with both Premier League clubs only authorising their release for an away match with Gabon.

The UK government decided that 60 Premier League players travelling to red list countries would not be exempted from quarantine rules, despite pleas from FIFA chief Gianni Infantino.

El Badry, speaking with Sky Sports News, is hoping that the Egyptian FA can reach an agreement with the UK government.

“There is a chance that if they can’t come to Egypt then they can come to Gabon to participate with us,” he said.