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Where will Mohamed Salah be playing next season?

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Where will Mohamed Salah be playing next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mohamed Salah, affectionately known as the Egyptian Messi, was key to unlocking several big money chain transfers during the last January transfer window.

The 23-year-old joined Fiorentina on loan as a part of the deal that saw Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado moving the opposite direction.

[Video]: Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah scores brilliant solo goal vs Empoli

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Mohamed Salah has made terrific impact for Fiorentina since his loan move from Chelsea in the January transfer window.

At Chelsea, Salah was largely ignored and the Egyptian winger had struggled for regular game time.

Tottenham plot move for dazzling Chelsea winger

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Tottenham plot move for dazzling Chelsea winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has been in superb form for Fiorentina since joining the Serie A clubduring the January transfer window.

Salah only managed 30 minutes of Premier League actions at Chelsea this season for Jose Mourinho's side before being sent out on loan to Fiorentina.

Unexpected & Surprising – Chelsea transfer with Fiorentina is at risk!

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Unexpected & Surprising Chelsea transfer with Fiorentina is at risk! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea fans like us are eagerly waiting for three major announcements a) Juan Cuadrado signing b) Andre Schurrle's departure and c) Mohamed Salah moving to Fiorentina.

Cuadrado was in London on Saturday and watched Chelsea in action against Manchester City.

Development of African Football: How is Europe & Asia Helping?

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Development of African Football: How is Europe & Asia Helping? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite remaining only a minority in European football, African footballers have impacted the game in our continent in a way which exceeds merely providing great individual talents.

Footballers such as George Weah and Tony Yeboah and, more recently, Yaya Toure and Samuel Eto'o have lit up the European game with astonishing ability; however, the style of play cultivated in Africa, visible both in our leagues and on the international stage, has added much more to the game.

Agent in London to secure Chelsea transfer, negotiation at advanced stage

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Agent in London to secure Chelsea transfer, negotiation at advanced stage - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Transfer stories are often tedious, bordering on boredom,because it is damn repetitive. The same thing is regurgitated, here and there, in bits and pieces, and sometimes very little to add on even after weeks.

The Best Performing Middle East Nations in FIFA World Cup Finals

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The Best Performing Middle East Nations in FIFA World Cup Finals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While Egypt was the first Middle Eastern country to qualify for the World Cup Finals, which they did in 1934, the second ever tournament, Algeria have a stronger case for being regarded as the most successful nation from the region at the world`s premier international football tournament.

Winger’s agent scheduled to meet with Chelsea today to seal transfer

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Winger's agent scheduled to meet with Chelsea today to seal transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The New Year is on Thursday and also it is the day when officially the January transfer window opens. Few clubs are expected to be busy and one of them could be Chelsea, but like what they did in summer, the Blues could conduct their business early this time as well.

From Italy: Dazzling winger set for Chelsea transfer in January

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From Italy: Dazzling winger set for Chelsea transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The big news of the day has come from Italy Inter Milan have re-appointedtheir former manager Roberto Mancini. Inter are struggling at 9th in the Serie A, and Mancini has a tough task at hand to take this team into a respectable position at the end of the season.

PHOTO: Mohamed Salah celebrates his goal with Chelsea mates

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PHOTO: Mohamed Salah celebrates his goal with Chelsea mates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mohamed Salah produced an inspired performance as Chelsea moved top of the Premier League table, after earning 3-0 victory over Stoke City.

On his first Premier League start, Salah didn't disappoint and the Egypt forward gave the Blues the lead just after the half-an-hour mark.

PHOTO: Mohamed Salah with his Chelsea shirt

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PHOTO: Mohamed Salah with his Chelsea shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that he will wait to see if new signing Mohamed Salah is available for selection against Manchester City.

The 21-year-old joined the London outfit for a reported fee of 11m during the January transfer window and became the first Egyptian to sign for Chelsea.

Chelsea: The Great Hope Invested In Mohamed Salah

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Chelsea: The Great Hope Invested In Mohamed Salah - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just a couple years ago, Mohamed Salah was playing for an Egyptian league team owned by an engineering contracting company. The team, perhaps not coincidentally, was called the Arab Contractors.

It was not a glamorous life.

PHOTO: Mohamed Salah holding the Chelsea Shirt

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PHOTO: Mohamed Salah holding the Chelsea Shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have completed their third signing in the January transfer window,after the Blues have signed Egypt midfielder Mohamed Salah from Swiss champions Basel for a fee in the region of £11m.

The 21-year-old who was also a target of Liverpool has signed a five-and-a-half year deal and will wear the number 15 shirt.

Liverpool still hoping to secure Mohamed Salah ahead of Chelsea

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Liverpool still hoping to secure Mohamed Salah ahead of Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is refusing to throw in the towel over Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, despite Chelsea announcing yesterday that they had agreed a deal for the attacker with Swiss side Basel.

Mohamed Salah edges closer to join Chelsea

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Mohamed Salah edges closer to join Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Déj vu. Remember last summer? Liverpool were heavily linked with a move for Willian and out-of-no-where Chelsea emerged and hijacked the deal.

We are close to witnessing yet another similar story.

Liverpool were linked with Mohamed Salah for some time now.

Chelsea to muscle in on Liverpool’s Salah deal?

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Chelsea to muscle in on Liverpool's Salah deal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With a big tranche of money apparently on the way from Manchester United in exchange for Juan Mata, reports are suggesting that the cash is unlikely to stay in the Blues' bank account very long. The summer saw the west London club snatch wide man Willian from under the noses of Tottenham as they negotiated a deal with Shaktar Donetsk, and they may be looking to reprise the trick by signing Egyptian international Mohammed Salah who has been heavily linked with Liverpool.

Chelsea looking to hijack €18m Liverpool target

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Chelsea looking to hijack €18m Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer window is now getting crazier with every passing hour. According to Sky Italy, Chelsea have joined the race to sign Mohamed Salah, who is also a target of Liverpool.

We reported few hours back that Egyptian media KingFut.

Liverpool agree £10m deal for Mohamed Salah – report

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Liverpool agree £10m deal for Mohamed Salah report - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Egyptian press, Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Basel winger Mohamed Salahfor a fee of £10m.

Salah, who has shot to prominence this season after a number of impressive performances for Swiss side Basel, has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months, and now it seems Liverpool have managed to secure the player.

Salah will join Liverpool next week says former Spurs star

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Salah will join Liverpool next week says former Spurs star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Mido, now turnedTV pundit for Al Jazeera has claimed that FC Basel footballer Mohamed Salah will join Liverpool next week on his Twitter account.

The 21-year-old play-maker, who is often dubbed as Egyptian Messi, has scored 17 times in 26 appearances for his country and caught the attention of scouts of top European clubs for his performances against Chelsea in the Champions League.

Liverpool hopeful of landing ‘Egyptian Messi’ in January

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Liverpool hopeful of landing 'Egyptian Messi' in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool could make Basel play-makerMohamed Salah as their first signing in January, if the reports are to be believed.

The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has stressed the importance of bolstering squad in the January transfer window, as Liverpool are looking to mount a serious title challenge for he first time in many years.

10 Biggest Football Stories Of 2013

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10 Biggest Football Stories Of 2013 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

2013 was a varied and often frustrating year in football on the world stage. From the Qatar World Cup debacle, to the looming outline of match-fixing becoming ever clearer behind the curtain of the game, there were plenty of scandals and sagas.

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Listen to Soccer Morning at 10am ET with guests James Montague and David Cartlidge

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guests David Cartlidge and James Montague to discuss the latest soccer news and talking points.

Cartlidge will discuss Real Madrid's 2-0 win against Schalke in the UEFA Champions League among other topics, while Montague discusses the increase in soccer violence in Egypt, and the mess that the country's top sport is in.

Listen to Soccer Morning at 10am ET with guests James Montague and David Cartlidge

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guests David Cartlidge and James Montague to discuss the latest soccer news and talking points.

Cartlidge will discuss Real Madrid's 2-0 win against Schalke in the UEFA Champions League among other topics, while Montague discusses the increase in soccer violence in Egypt, and the mess that the country's top sport is in.

Africa

La violencia de la Copa de África

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La violencia que viene con partidos de fútbol no es un fenómeno nuevo dentro y fuera de la cancha. Sin embargo, la magnitud de violencia en la semifinal de la Copa de África entre Ghana y Guinea Ecuatorial era estremecedor y en mi opinión, inaceptable.

La semifinal tuvo lugar el 5 de febrero en el estadio de Malabo y empezó como un partido estándar.

Africa Cup of Nations all time top scorers: Who is the top goalscorer in AFCON history?

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AFCON 2015 qualifying round-up: Holders Nigeria crash out at first hurdle, Congo through

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Matt Carter wraps up this week's Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying games as holders Nigeria crash out early....

AFCON 2015 qualifying round-up Group A

An ongoing plethora of off-field problems had been a bubbling undercurrent to Nigeria's qualification efforts, but courtesy of a critical win in Congo it had appeared the Super Eagles would avert the ignominy of missing out on the tournament they won just under two years ago despite those issues.

AFCON 2015 qualifying round-up: Holders Nigeria crash out at first hurdle, Congo through

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Matt Carter wraps up this week's Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying games as holders Nigeria crash out early....

AFCON 2015 qualifying round-up Group A

An ongoing plethora of off-field problems had been a bubbling undercurrent to Nigeria's qualification efforts, but courtesy of a critical win in Congo it had appeared the Super Eagles would avert the ignominy of missing out on the tournament they won just under two years ago despite those issues.

U.S TV Schedule For Final Round Of African Nations Cup Qualifying 

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Wednesday marks the final round of qualifying for the African Nations Cup. It will now take place in Equatorial Guinea between 17 January to 8 February next year as Morocco were officially removed as hosts due to their reluctance of hosting the tournament due to fear of the ebola epidemic. Six places are still up for grabs prior to Wednesday's fixtures.

AFCON 2015 Qualifying – 10 Best African Youngsters to Watch

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Who are the best African youngsters to keep an eye out for in Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying? Matt Carter runs down 10 of Africa's finest young players....

Good Player Guide #25: Mohamed Salah – Egyptian football’s beacon of hope

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by Adam Moustafa

Mohamed Salah Ghaly, a name most non-Egyptians were unfamiliar with just over a season ago when the young Pharaoh arrived in Basel from Egyptian Premier League side Arab Contractors, is now proving how Ghaly – precious in Arabic – he really is, as the 21-year-old continues to make the headlines in European football.

South Africa

The Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers

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The Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Equatorial Guinea in January, and the last qualifying matches took place today. One major surprise is that the defending champions from Nigeria failed to qualify: they needed to win at home, but only managed to draw 2-2 against South Africa. As Congo beat Sudan 0-1, they follow the Bafana Bafana to Equatorial Guinea.

Africa Cup Of Nations In Doubt As Host Country Withdraws Due To Ebola Concerns

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Next year's Africa Cup of Nations isin doubt after the proposed host country Morocco pulled out of the tournamentdue tofears regarding the Ebola outbreak on the continent.

Last week, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) received a letter from the Moroccan government asking for the tournament to be called off and had agreed to discuss the plans at the next executive meeting on November 2.

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Soccer TV: Austria – Iceland and Chile – Egypt

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Austria plays Iceland, Chile hosts Egypt, and Bosnia & Herzegovina face fellow World Cup team Ivory Coast on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

PBS to Show Documentary About Bob Bradley and Egypt National Team

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American Pharaoh is a documentary produced by PBS detailing the struggles in Egypt and one soccer team's journey to qualify for the ultimate tournament, the FIFA World Cup. American Pharaoh follows the Egypt National Team's former manager Bob Bradley, who also coached the U.S. Men's National team from 2006-2011.

2013′s Biggest Football Stories

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2013′s Biggest Football Stories - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

2013 was a varied and often frustrating year in football on the world stage. From the Qatar World Cup debacle, to the looming outline of match-fixing becoming ever clearer behind the curtain of the game, there were plenty of scandals and sagas.

Full Week: MLS Cup, World Cup Draw, and EPL – Soccer Yanks #26 recorded on 12/9/13

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After missing a week, we come back strong: MLS Cup Final was a great end cap to an exciting season, we throw out our early early World Cup predictions, and our usual EPL banter.

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Retour du Foot en Égypte

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Suivant les quarante jours de deuils après les débandades létales du Caire tuant autours de 30spectateurs, les autorités Égyptiennes ont décidées d'autoriser la continuation des matches, mais en stades privés et fermés aux supporteurs. Les émeutes du 8 Février auparavant du match long attendu entre Zamalek et ENPPI dans la Coup Egyptiennes au Stade Défense D'aire, ont étaient les évènements les plus violents aux rapports du foot d'Egypte depuis 2012 où soixante-quatorze ont perdus leurs vies.

Egypt: Football fans involved in violence and political turmoil

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On the 8th of February 2015, a clash erupted between police and football fans outside of the military-owned Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Estimates of how many were killed range from 19 to 40, but most sources estimate 22 deaths, with numerous more injured.

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There are varying accounts as to what happened and the cause of the events.

Egyptian Winger Mohamed Salah Will Join Liverpool From Basel in January, Says Report: Nightly Soccer Report

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Egyptian wingerMohamed Salah will join Liverpool Football Club in January from FC Basel, according to a report tonight.

Salah'sclose friend and former teammate Mohamed Zika revealed the news to Egyptian TV today. Salah, a 21-year-old winger with 27 caps for Egypt and who is valued at 12million Euros, was namedCAF Most Promising African Talent of the Year in 2012.

Egypt FA hire Gharib to replace Bradley as National Team head coach

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By DAN KARELL

Bob Bradley's time as head coach of the Egyptian National Team is officially over.

The Egyptian FA announced on Wednesday that they've appointed former national team assistantShawki Gharib to the head coaching position, ending Bradley's two-year run.