Mido has been thrown out of the Egypt squad at the African Cup of Nations and suspended for six months after a row with coach Hassan Shehata.

The 22-year-old Tottenham striker argued with Shehata after being substituted in Tuesday’s semi-final win over Senegal.

Mido had to be dragged away by coaching staff after being substituted by Amr Zaki, who went on to score the winner.

He will now miss Friday’s final when the hosts take on the Ivory Coast.

Shehata’s assistant Shawki Gharib said: “The Egypt team does not just mean Mido. He is just one player in a squad of 23.

“Now we have to concentrate on the final and forget our problems. The important thing is what we are going to do in the final.

“The team’s preparations are far more important than any dispute between Shehata and Mido.

“This issue will be handled by the coach and it is not for discussion.”

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