A lawyer has filed a €1 billion lawsuit against Sergio Ramos for the challenge which injured Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final.
Egyptian lawyer Bassem Wahba has told Egyptian television that he has filed a lawsuit as well as a complaint to football’s governing body, FIFA.
Salah was forced off in tears with a suspected ligament damage of his shoulder, which ended Liverpool’s early dominance in Kiev as Real Madrid went on to win 3-1.
Initial fears had Salah ruled out of the World Cup – Jurgen Klopp said post-match that is was likely he will miss the tournament – but the player is now “confident” of taking part.
“Ramos intentionally injured Mo Salah and should be punished about his actions,” he claimed on the Sada El-Balad channel.
“I’ve filed a lawsuit and a complaint to FIFA.
“I’ll ask for compensation, which could exceed €1 billion (£873 million), for the physical and psychological harm that Ramos gave Salah and the Egyptian people.”