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THIS IS BAD! FIFA Now Reveals Why Egypt’s Salah The Best Votes Didn’t Count
FIFA has explained why some votes for Mohamed Salah to win The Best FIFA Men’s Player award were not counted.
Liverpool star Salah did not finish in the top three of the ballot, with his nominations from Egypt’s captain and coach not included.
Salah appeared to be upset when FIFA’s full list of voting was released without his country’s selections.
He reportedly removed a reference to Egypt from his Twitter bio and posted a cryptic message that read: “Whatever they do to try to change my love for Egypt, they will not succeed.”
FIFA moved to clarify why those particular votes for Salah were not counted in a statement released to Omnisport on Thursday.
The governing body said: “During the monitoring of the votes submitted by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) on August 15, it was remarked that the signatures on the voting forms were in capital letters and thus seemed not valid (not authentic). The voting forms were also not signed by the general secretary which is mandatory.”
FIFA added the President’s Office of the EFA, which has undergone recent structural changes, was contacted about the issue, with no response received in time for the votes to count.
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