I don’t think that any football fan takes the Summer
Olympics seriously. The men’s tournament has been a solid opportunity for young
players to gain some international experience and take a step forward in their
That’s why the competition is limited to players under 23.
Still, there is a rule that allows each country to include three senior
athletes in its squad. We saw Neymar lead Brazil to the gold medals in 2016 and
now another superstar could potentially play in Tokyo 2020.
Mohamed Salah was included in Egypt’s provisional squad and the head coach Shawky Garib has left it the player and Liverpool to make a decision.
It’s an interesting situation that begs the question if
players like Mo Salah should play in the Olympics and if the additional rule
event makes sens...