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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah called up by Egypt despite coronavirus concerns

Egypt have included Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, plus Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny and Trezeguet of Aston Villa, in their squad for this month's AFCON qualifiers.

Mohamed Salah has been called up by Egypt for their upcoming fixtures, despite concerns raised by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp regarding his players travelling amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Klopp said last week that he will block players from joining up with their countries this month due to a 10-day quarantine period being put in place upon their return to Britain.

CONMEBOL announced at the weekend that all South American qualifiers in March will no longer go ahead, but international matches are still scheduled to take place elsewhere over the next few weeks.

Egypt face Kenya and Comoros in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on March 25 and March 29 respectively, and Liverpool forward Salah has been included in the Pharaohs' squad for both games.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny and Aston Villa's Trezeguet have also been called up by Hossam El Badry for the double-header.

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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