Mo Salah Egypt votes row down to ‘capital letters’ on FIFA form

FIFA has clarified votes in Egypt for Mohamed Salah weren’t counted for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award.
The Egyptian FA claimed that head coach Shawky Gharib and ruler Ahmed Elmohamady had voted for Salah to acquire the award, which went for a time.
Neither Gharib nor Elmohamady were included on the voting breakdown on the site of FIFA – facing an angry response from Salah, that removed the term’Egypt’ from his Twitter bio.
In addition, he submitted a tweetthat translates as:”Whatever they do to try to modify my passion for Egypt, they will not succeed.”
As to why the votes were not counted in the final ballot, the Egyptian FA insisted that their two agents had voted for Salah and wanted an explanation by FIFA.
FIFA has since disclosed that the signatures on Egypt’s ballots”were in capital letters and consequently seemed not legal (not authentic), and that”voting forms were also not signed with the (federation) general secretary that’s required”
FIFA contacted the Egyptian FA for affirmation of their ballots subsequently submitted”two reminders to publish the properly signed voting forms on August 19.”

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