Mo Salah ‘thieves’ forced to stand with stolen medal and boots after break-in

Mohamed Salah's Africa Cup of Nations runners-up medal has been seized by Egyptian police, along with other valuable goods that were stolen from his villa.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the burglary at Salah's home in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's Ministry of Interior said one of those arrested was a former security guard at the residential complex.

Salah's runners-up medal wasn't the only item stolen, and three pairs of Adidas football boots, as well as designer clothing, have been recovered by the police. Confirmation the items had been found reached Salah hours before Liverpool faced Real Madrid on Wednesday evening.

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One source told Al-Ahram after the incident: "The surrounding surveillance cameras are being unloaded, and the security personnel in charge of securing the place are being interrogated.

"The security services are intensifying their efforts to solve the mystery of the incident, and the necessary legal measures have been taken."

The report also states it was Salah's nephew who grew suspicious after he noticed an open window at the property.

He then contacted the police, who discovered the home had been ransacked by the robbers. The incident is believed to have occurred less than 24 hours after the Reds' clash with Bournemouth.

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Salah was part of the Liverpool team who were dumped out of the Champions League on Wednesday evening – with Karim Benzema's goal cementing their elimination.

The Reds had a mountain to claim after Los Blancos put Jurgen Klopp's side to the sword at Anfield. However, Liverpool were unable to overturn the deficit, limping out of Europe in the process.


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