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Mohamed Salah Hoping to Play Egypt’s Opening World Cup Game

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is a doubt for Egypt’s opening game of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, say reports.

The Egyptian FA have cast uncertainty over the injured Salah’s status ahead of Egypts first match against Uruguay on Friday.

Mohamed Salah himself has stated that he hopes to be fit in time to start the first group match. However, he may not recover in time.


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Mohamed Salah is struggling to recover from a shoulder injury that he sustained on May 26. He was hurt in a collision with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos in the Champions League Final, which Liverpool lost 3-1.


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According to the Egyptian FA’s managing director Ehab Lehita, the national team are taking it day-by-day.

“We’re keeping an eye on the situation day by day,” he said.

“We have been following the case since his injury in the final of Champions League. Mohamed trained in Cairo, trained yesterday and is training today. We are watching the situation closely with the doctor.

“He has daily treatment sessions on his shoulder, he trains indoors as well in the gym, and today he trained on the pitch.

“He is gradually getting better. However, I cannot confirm today that he will play in the first match. All I can say is that we hope he will play in this match.”

Salah spoke to reporters on Sunday, stating that he expects to play against Uruguay.

“I promise you, I will do my best to be ready for the World Cup and to achieve the Egyptian dream. I feel much better now and I’ll be ready to play against Uruguay.”

Salah (25), scored 43 goals for Liverpool in an unexpected and explosive 2017 – 2018 season. He is undoubtedly the leader of the Egyptian team, and their hopes of playing competitively at the World Cup rest on him.

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