Chelsea's Mohamed Salah spared military service

Mohamed Salah of Chelsea in action duing the pre season friendly match between Wycombe Wanderers and Chelsea at Adams Park on July 16, 2014
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Chelsea confirm that winger Mohamed Salah will not have to return home to Egypt to complete national service.

Chelsea have confirmed that winger Mohamed Salah will not have to return to Egypt to complete national service.

Reports had suggested that the 22-year-old would have to return home to fulfil the military obligation, which lasts between 12 months and three years.

Salah became eligible for military service, which is postponed for students, after cancelling his enrolment in an educational programme.

However, the Egypt international has now been given special permission to continue his career at Stamford Bridge.

Salah joined Chelsea from Basel in January on a five-and-a-half-year contract.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Swansea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
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