Mohamed Salah has been named Egypt national team captain - but his international career has been ploughed into doubt by the ongoing European Super League debacle.

The Pharoahs have traditionally handed the captain's armband to their most experienced player.

However, the Egyptian Football Association has confirmed international manager Hossam El Badry has now taken the decision to appoint Salah as his skipper

"Hossam El Badry, the coach of the national football team, has decided to award the captain's armband to Mohamed Salah," the EFA confirmed in a statement on Monday.

"The decision came after the coach informed the players, who preceded Salah in seniority and who supported this step. El Badry believes that the next stage needs stability in some matters, including the leadership badge.

Liverpool European Super League plans

"The technical and administrative staff seek to arrange matters in the coming period to achieve the dream of Egyptian fans of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar."

Meanwhile, El Badry explained Salah's appointment: "We took this decision as the coming missions need more stability in the team, including the armband, ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers."

However, how long the 28-year-old retains the captaincy remains to be seen after UEFA confirmed that players representing clubs in the European Super League could be banned from representing their countries.

Liverpool were one of 12 founder sides who confirmed their intention to form a breakaway international tournament at the expense of the Champions League on Sunday, which has been condemned by FIFA, UEFA, the Premier League and the rest of the footballing world.

Salah's future at Anfield has remained the subject of scrutiny this season following two interviews he carried out with Spanish media, hinting at his desire to sign a new contract but also speaking opening about the prospect of playing for Barcelona or Real Madrid later in his career.

The Egyptian has also been linked with the likes of Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain during his time on Merseyside, with the former three sides out of the aforementioned quintet all joining Liverpool at European Super League founders.

Salah's agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, took to Twitter last night to question UEFA's statement regarding a potential international ban for players.

"And what would happen to the appeal of national teams when their top stars don’t feature for them?" he wrote on the social media platform.

And while it remains to be seen what happens next regarding the European Super League, Salah won't be the only player whose future is called into doubt if UEFA and FIFA follow through with such threats

Salah is currently scheduled to captain Egypt for the first time as official captain in an international friendly with Burundi on June 3.