'I gave Mohamed Salah a copy of the order and a pin at a celebratory dinner that I gave in honour of the Egyptian team'.
Egypt striker Amr Gamal said that Salah's injury "killed" their chances of success and now the Liverpool striker could quit global football due to his fury at being used for political gain during the tournament.
"Mohamed Salah is an honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic!"
Human rights groups hit out at the Egyptian FA, Fifa and Salah for the photo opportunity and the Liverpool star feels he has been used as a political pawn, according to the Independent. "That's right!" Kadyrov wrote in a social media post. I didn't invite Mo Salah or the Egyptian team.
The Egyptian FA later on Sunday tried to play down the reports, insisting Salah was still happy, saying: "Reports that Salah wants to leave are completely wrong".More news: England 6-1 Panama: 5 big talking points from Nizhny Novgorod
The 2018 World Cup was meant to be a stage for Mohamed Salah to confirm his place in the upper echelon of world football after an incredible debut season with Liverpool.
EFA boss Abo Rida insisted: 'We have our captain Mohamed Salah and under the rules Federation Internationale de Football Association requires him to be inside his camp and requires him to stay with his team. He is eating and laughing with his teammates.
Salah was injured in that game against Real Madrid and subsequently missed Egypt's opening World Cup match against Uruguay, though he played and scored in the 3-1 defeat by hosts Russian Federation.
His World Cup experience has been traumatic on two fronts, though.
Salah was embroiled in a personal image rights debacle with the Egyptian FA before the tournament in Russian Federation began and is apparently considering retiring from worldwide football.
Whether Salah ever plays for Egypt again will now be under consideration as a result of the events in Chechnya during the tournament.