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UEFA Announce UCL Squad Of The Season, Snub Salah & Mbappe

UEFA have announced their official squad of the 2018/19 Champions League campaign, including two Africans but snubbed UCL final goalscorer Mohamed Salah as well as French sensation Kylian Mbappe.

Click through the gallery above to see UEFA’s UCL Squad of the Season.

A coaching panel, which included former Manchester United boss David Moyes, England coach Gareth Southgate and Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, selected the 20-man squad of the season.

However, there was no space for Salah despite the Egyptian becoming only the fifth African to score in a final and netting five goals overall this campaign. In addition, there was no space for Mbappe, who also scored five goals and assisted in another four strikes in 2018/19.

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Meanwhile, six of Salah’s teammates made the UCL Squad of the Season, namely: Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane.

Jan Vertonghen, Moussa Sissoko and Lucas Moura were selected from the Reds’ final opponents Tottenham Hotspur. Ajax Amsterdam’s young guns, who took the competition by storm had five representatives and with Hakim Ziyech the second African. Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong, David Neres and Dusan Tadic were the other four stars of the semi-finalists.

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Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Lionel Messi were chosen from FC Barcelona, while Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling were also included. Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo completes the selection after scoring six times in this season’s competition.

Do you think Salah deserves to be in the UCL Squad of the season? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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