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Mohamed Salah set to turn to punditry for World Cup alongside Man City rival
Liverpool superstar Mo Salah will put rivalry aside by teaming up with Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez to join beIN SPORTS' World Cup punditry team next month.The Egyptian, who netted the winner in Liverpool's crucial 1-0 win over City on Sunday, will play no part in the tournament after his country were knocked out by a Sadio Mane-led Senegal side in a penalty shootout during the final qualifying round.Mahrez's Algeria fell at the final hurdle too, freeing both players up for an unlikely TV partnership.There are few clubs likely to have as many players featuring at the World Cup as Liverpool and City, meaning that Salah and Mahrez will have plenty of opportunity to analyse their team-mates.READ MORE: Lip reader pinpoints Mohamed Salah and Pep Guardiola's private chat after final whistleThe domestic calendar will break for around a month-and-a-half in mid-November before returning just after Christmas following the conclusion of the World Cup.Salah and Mahrez aren't the only high profile Premier League stars to be missing out on the tournament, with the likes of Erling Haaland, Martin Odegaard, Luis Diaz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jorginho, Hakim Ziyech, Dejan Kulusevski and Andrew Robertson all failing to qualify, and several other big names absent through injury.If Salah and Mahrez swapped clubs who would have more success? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.After making a slow start to the season, Salah has burst into life in Liverpool's last two matches, netting a stunning seven-minute hat-trick against Rangers in the Champions League before following it up with a top-level performance against City at Anfield.Mahrez, meanwhile, has featured in all but two of his side's opening 10 league matches,
Darwin Nunez and Joao Cancelo 'did not receive a single vote for Ballon d'Or'
Darwin Nunez has been stumbling from calamity to calamity all season and has even managed to turn his 2022 Ballon d'Or nomination into a point of ridicule.The Liverpool striker received a grand total of zero votes to finish dead lost in the polls, but at least he wasn't alone.Manchester City's Joao Cancelo joined him at the foot of the leaderboard, as did Real Madrid's Antonio Rudiger, AC Milan's Mike Maignan, RB Leipzig's Christopher Nkunku and Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich, all of whom failed to garner a single vote.READ MORE: Karim Benzema's winning Ballon d'Or outfit inspired by rap legend Tupac say fansReal Madrid striker Karim Benzema was deservedly named Ballon d'Or winner after inspiring Los Blancos to La Liga and Champions League glory last season, pipping Bayern's Sadio Mane and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne to top spot.Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski and Liverpool forward Mo Salah completed the top five, with City goal machine Erling Haaland settling for a 10th-place finish.Elsewhere, Spain and Barcelona prodigy Gavi won the Kopa trophy, awarded the best U21 player, while Madrid's Thibaut Courtois scooped the Yashin trophy, given to the best goalkeeper.Does Darwin Nunez have any chance of being nominated for the Ballon d'Or again next year? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.For the first time ever the Ballon d'Or was based on the results of the previous season instead of the calendar year, meaning Nunez' nomination was more than justified, despite his stuttering start to life at Anfield.The 23-year-old netted 34 goals in 41 games in all competitions for Benfica last season, promoting the Reds to bring him to Merseyside for a club-record fee in June.Nunez bagged a goal on his debut in