Egyptians crack jokes about Messi, Ronaldo World Cup exit ‘just like Mo Salah’

Egyptians could not stop cracking jokes about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi exiting the World Cup. (Screenshot)
Updated 01 July 2018
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Egyptians crack jokes about Messi, Ronaldo World Cup exit ‘just like Mo Salah’

CAIRO: Just like many around the world, Egyptians could not stop cracking jokes about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi exiting the World Cup.
Internet users in Egypt poked fun at the legendary players in memes that went viral on the internet.
Just a week ago, Egyptians were busy slamming their own team for crashing out of the tournament, empty-handed, after succeeding in making the tournament after a 28-year hiatus.
But Egypt’s football fans were somehow satisfied to see that even top footballers, like Messi and Ronaldo, were also heading home with their national teams.
Picture collages of Messi and Ronaldo carrying Arabic expressions sarcastically wondered what the top footballers will do after leaving the World Cup.


“So how are you going to spend the vacation, with your kids?” a meme showing both players ask one another as they appear stuck in a rope together.
Another meme showed Messi, Ronaldo, and Egypt’s Liverpool striker Mohammad Salah, all three seated together as they ‘eat ice cream’ to forget about their loss.
One post showed Ronaldo telling Messi: “I will win this championship for my nation and prove that I’m the best footballer in history ...”


To this fictional conversation Messi replies: “And I’m telling you, you are so heading back on the same plane as I am.”
Another photoshopped image showed both players patting each other on the shoulder while shedding tears as they exit the field.
Messi and Ronaldo are described as the best of their generation, but had never faced each other during a World Cup tournament.
Their exit from the tournament on Saturday has sparked endless reactions on Facebook and Twitter among fans across the globe.


Thousands of birds die at California’s Salton Sea

In this file photo taken on April 15, 2014 Budgerigars are pictured at Pairi Daiza animal park in Brugelette, Belgium. (AFP)
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Thousands of birds die at California’s Salton Sea

  • The 350-square-mile lake is located in the desert near the Mexican border

SALTON CITY, California: Authorities say thousands of migrating birds have died at California’s Salton Sea this month from avian cholera.
The California Department of Fish and Game says ducks, gulls and other birds were found dead at the south end of the state’s largest lake between Jan. 8 and last Thursday.
Testing showed signs of avian cholera, an infectious bacterial disease. It’s spread through direct contact or from contaminated food or water.
Wildlife officials say outbreaks occur annually as a result of birds flocking closely together during migration.
The 350-square-mile (560-square-kilometer) lake is located in the desert near the Mexican border. It’s a regular stop for migrating birds.