|Fans at Mo Salah's home in Egypt|
It was a disappointing end to a true fairy tale for Egypt, with each of their stars forced to return home from Russia much earlier than they had hoped.
Despite Mohamed Salah's goal scoring exploits, with the Liverpool forward scoring in both of the games he featured in, the 2018 PFA Player of the Year returned to his home in his native country before reuniting with his club for their pre-season campaign.
After Salah's home address was leaked on Thursday night, crowds of hundreds of fans turned up outside his house, hoping to meet their idol.
Crowds gather outside @MoSalah’s home in #Egypt after his address was leaked on Facebook . So what does he do? He comes out to greet people and sign autographs...— shaimaa khalil BBC (@Shaimaakhalil) June 29, 2018
We are not worthy of #MoSalah pic.twitter.com/85tlob2bDB