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Former India skipper Bhutia says difficult for Salah to replicate club form in World Cup

Published: May 15, 2018

STORY: Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Tuesday (May 15) said it would be difficult for Liverpool star Mohammed Salah to replicate his domestic form for his country in this year’s World Cup.

Salah scored 44 goals in 51 games in his debut campaign for Liverpool and next month, the 25-year-old will lead Egypt’s first team for 28 years at the World Cup.

Bhutia, while speaking to reporters during the curtain raiser ceremony of a 30-day campaign by Sony Pictures Networks India for the upcoming World Cup, said Salah will not get the same service with Egypt which he gets with Liverpool and it would not be easy for him.

The talismanic striker backed Lionel Messi-led Argentina to lift the World Cup.

Argentina kick off their World Cup campaign against Iceland on June 16, before facing Croatia on June 21 and then Nigeria five days later. World Cup winners in 1978 and 1986, the South Americans have not won a major international title since lifting the Copa America in 1993 and have performed inconsistently since losing to Germany in the final four years ago.

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