Mohamed Salah’s potential involvement at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will be a decision for the player himself and Liverpool, Egypt’s Olympic coach has confirmed. Salah faces the prospect of missing the start of the next Premier League season if he plays in the tournament in Japan, with the final due to be held on August 8. The coach of Egypt’s U23 side, Shawky Gharib, intends to include Salah as one of the team’s three over-age players but he admits he cannot force him to accept a call-up to the national side.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has added a variant of the ‘Y-word’ (‘Yiddo’) as a new entry to describe supporters and players for Tottenham Hotspur. Usage of the term to describe Jewish people can be considered offensive, but some Spurs fans have historically adopted the word in terrace chants. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), has also updated the ‘Y-word’ to include “a supporter of or player for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club”. A Tottenham spokesman said: “As a club we have never accommodated the use of the ‘Y-word’ on any club channels or in club stores and have always been clear that our fans (both Jewish and gentile) have never used the term with any intent to cause offence.
It looks a matter of when, not if, Liverpol lift the Premier League title – and they could become record-breakers along the way. With a 22-point lead over their nearest rivals, Jurgen Klopp’s side are already enjoying the best season in history of any club from Europe’s top-five leagues in terms of points won.