In a statement published on its website, the federation explains that "Amr Warda is banned from the national squad after discussions with the team's technical and administrative bodies. This is to maintain the discipline and focus of the team."
It all started when a Dubai-based model of Egyptian-British model called Merhan Keller published screenshots of messages that were sent to her from the Egyptian player Amr Warda.
He first just replied to an Instagram story she posted about boxing and then he started harassing her when she ignored him.
Short after, many women started speaking out against Amr Warda and they accused him of harassing them on social media. In fact, they posted screenshots of harassment messages they received from the Egyptian football player in the past.
Amr Warda’s harassement scandal had taken social media by storm not only in Egypt, but also in all Arab countries.
This is not Amr Warda’s first harassment scandal. Indeed, in 2017, during a loan to Portuguese club Feirense, he was expelled for attempting to sexually harass his teammates’ wives.
Egypt will continue the tournament with 22 players after eliminating Amr Warda for unsporting behavior. https://t.co/ZVpNT0sKnt
— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 26, 2019