Egypt footballer Magdy booted out of Tokyo Olympics
Egypt footballer, Abdelrahman Magdy, has been booted out of his country’s Olympics squad for alleged misconduct towards a female hotel worker.
The EFA has opened an inquiry, and banned Magdy until they reach a verdict.
Winger Magdy has been with top-flight club Ismaily since 2017.
Egypt lost 1-0 to Brazil in the Olympics quarter-finals on Saturday with the team since returning home.
The EFA has now revealed its sanctions in a statement.
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Official Ahmed Mujahid said: “During the national team stay in Japan we received a complaint against Abdelrahman Magdy for misconduct against a female worker.
“Consequently, the player was suspended and excluded from the Argentina game squad despite insisting that he didn’t mean to be disrespectful in any way.
“It is possible that the accident happened due to language and cultural differences.
“We took immediate action to make sure the other team members are not affected.
“After returning to Egypt we decided that Abdelrahman will be suspended until the decision is made and the investigation is over.”
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was left out of the Pharaohs’ squad for the tournament after the Reds fought to keep him for the start of the 2020-21 Premier League season.
Former West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi captained the side.
The teamh also included ex-Stoke and Huddersfield striker Ramadan Sobhi.