Emad Meteb to retire from international football after Olympics

Mohamad Mosselhi, Thursday 2 Aug 2012

Ahly’s striker Emad Meteb, citing fans insults, announces on Wednesday he will retire from international duties after the Olympics

Emad Meteb
A Snap Shoot of Egypt's Emad Meteb missed opportunity during his team's group C men's soccer match against New Zealand at the London 2012 Summer

Egypt’s striker Emad Meteb announced on Wednesday that the ongoing Olympic Games will be the last step in his international career as he decided to quit the international duty after being severely criticised following his performance with Egypt’s U-23 national team.

The international striker, who played with Egypt’s U-23 national team as one of the three over-age player, has been the subject of a barrage of sarcasm after he wasted two easy chances in Egypt’s 1-1 draw against New Zealand in day two of the Olympics’ group stages.

’I can’t tolerate all this insults. I prefer to play with Ahly after these unsupportable insults. I am really frustrated,’’ Meteb told Ahly’s TV channel on Wednesday.  

‘’All my goal is the victory of the national team and I don’t know why all these insults.“

“I know that I wasted some scoring-opportunities against New Zealand but this game was the best in my participation at the Olympics till now.’’

The 29-year-old striker failed to score any goal during the last three games.

Meteb is the top goal scorer in Egypt's current squad as he scored 33 goals in 69 international appearances.


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