departod news for Egypt as Mohamed Salah declared fit for Uruguay World Cup opener
– Mohamed Salah is set to start against Uruguay tomorrow
– He sustained a shoulder injury during Liverpool’s Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev last month
– However, Egypt head coach Hector Cuper has revealed that Salah will be ready for the game
Egypt coach Hector Cuper has said that star striker Mohamed Salah has recovered from his shoulder injury and will almost certainly play in their World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday.
Salah’s return is a massive boost for Egypt and for the tournament in Russia because it means one of the hottest players on the planet at the moment will be in action.
“We still have to see how training goes today[Thursday], but I can almost assure you 100 percent that he’ll play, we are all very optimistic that he will be on the pitch,” Cuper said.
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The 62-year-old Argentine also said that: “Salah is very good and he’s recovered very quickly.”
Salah sustained the injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on May 26.
Egypt, tipped a dark horse in the tournament will play Uruguay in the second game of the mundial, following Russia against Saudi Arabia in the opening match.
Salah was one of the outstanding players in the world this season as he helped propel Liverpool to the Champions League final.
But his World Cup dream was left on the brink when he exited the Champions League final three weeks ago in tears after Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos wrestled him to the ground.