FIFA World Cup 2018: Egypt goalkeeper declines Budweiser-sponsored award

Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy in movement during a World Cup encounter.


An Egypt group central has reliable goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to accept a actor of a compare prize during a World Cup for eremite reasons. (FIFA WC 2018: FULL COVERAGE)

The trophy, an artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser. Islam prohibits a expenditure of alcohol.

Egypt group executive Ihab Leheta told The Associated Press on Sunday that Elshenawy pronounced a “few words” and acted for photos in a brief ceremony, though didn’t take a goblet. (Also Read: Parity comes to World Cup as tip nations destroy to win opening games)

He pronounced there was no process or set of regulations for members of a all-Muslim patrol per their exchange with sponsors or prizes related to alcohol.

“It is adult to any one,” he said.

The 29-year-old Elshenawy won a endowment following his considerable opening in a 1-0 detriment to Uruguay on Friday. He done a fibre of overwhelming saves before Uruguay clinched a win with a idea in a 89th minute.

Images of Elshenawy gesturing what appears to be a rejecting of a prize hold by a immature Budweiser deputy in a stadium’s hovel seemed on amicable and mainstream media. Budweiser is among FIFA’s tip sponsors.

Egypt, a especially Muslim republic of some 100 million, is personification during a World Cup for a initial time given 1990.

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