Soccer-Salah hat trick keeps up Egyptian streak (Reuters)

By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG, June 9 (Reuters) – Mohamed Salah scored a hat trick on Sunday as Egypt won 4-2 in Zimbabwe to keep up their 100 percent run in the World Cup qualifiers for next year’s finals in Brazil. Their hopes of ensuring top place in Group G and advancing to the last phase of the African preliminaries were put on hold, however, when Guinea beat Mozambique 6-1 in the group’s other game. The goals from the 20-year-old Salah, who plays at Swiss champions FC Basle in Switzerland, confirmed his emergence as a new hero for Egyptian football. …

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