Marouane Fellaini ruled out for Liverpool clash
Manchester United already have their injury woes with Paul Pogba out for a long term. In his absence, Fellaini has stepped up to an impressive level and helped Jose Mourinho and his teammates to dominate in the Premier League. The Belgian has already scored 4 goals this season for the Red Devils, and it is disappointing to learn that he will miss the Liverpool clash when the Premier League resumes this weekend. Fellaini suffered a knee injury during Belgium’s World Cup qualifying win against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday. Early scans suggest that the former Everton midfielder will be on the sidelines for at least a couple of weeks. It is a big blow for United considering their congested schedule and how well Fellaini has been doing for them this season. Ander Herrera is the most likely replacement for Jose Mourinho as the Spaniard is expected to start against Liverpool on Saturday at Anfield.
Argentina in a fix to qualify for the World Cup finals
It seems Lionel Messi might miss the biggest tournament in world football as the Argentine struggle with their qualifications for the World Cup. Four teams qualify from South America, with Brazil confirmed as the first team to qualify. With Uruguay almost there, the next two stops remain very critical and unknown as the final qualifier matches act as the decider. Argentina are 6th place with 25 points, the same as Peru who are placed 5th. Chile and Colombia occupy the third and fourth place respectively with 26 points. Argentina face Ecuador in their final match, which is now a must-win match. They have to depend upon results elsewhere as Chile face Brazil and Peru host Colombia. It will be a huge miss to not see Messi in Russia, and we can only hope Messi to be at his sparkling best against Ecuador.
Mohamed Salah becomes the hero as Egypt dramatically qualify for the World Cup
It is for the third time that Egypt has qualified for the World Cup finals and the first time since 1990. It wasn’t an easy game as Egypt had to beat past the resilient Congo side to book their place in Russia. The deadlock was broken just after the hour mark as Mohamed Salah pounced upon Mohamed El Nenny’s pass to score from close range. But scenes change drastically as Congo equalised just two minutes before normal time as Arnold Bouka-Moutou scored a superb volley to equalise. Egypt needed all the three points to qualify, and it was Liverpool’s Salah once again was on the scoring sheet through a penalty to clinch an amazing winner for Egypt. The win instigated wild and crazy celebrations as Salah once again turns a national hero.