Egypt’s Mohamed Salah fit and ready to fire against Uruguay

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah fit and ready to fire against Uruguay

Egypt and Liverpool star forward Mohamed Salah will start on the substitutes bench for Egypt in their World Cup 2018 opener against Uruguay in Ekaterinburg on Friday.

Following their match against Uruguay, Egypt face hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia in Group A.

The 25-year-old went to Valencia, Spain, for treatment since the injury and Egyptian manager Hector Cuper has said that he has '100%' confidence that his talisman will be fit for his side's opening game in Yekaterinburg.

It was feared that Salah could miss the entire tournament after he suffered a shoulder injury during last month's Champions League final in Kiev following a foul from Spanish defender Sergio Ramos.

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"I can nearly assure you 100 percent that he will play, save unforeseen circumstances at the very last minute".

Egypt are back in the World Cup finals for the first time since 1990 and their progress to the last 16 could hinge on Salah enjoying the form that saw him voted England's Player of the Year by his fellow professionals. I know Salah very well, he's not fearful.

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"We're trying to make him feel confident".

"If he does decide to play he will have full guarantee (about his condition) and I am sure that he will be fine".

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"Argentina also has Lionel Messi, can we tell them not to play him?"

Cuper also entertained a question from a reporter about Salah's prospects of emerging as the top scorer at the tournament.

"Egypt is lucky that this generation has one of the best players in the world but our tactics don't exclusively revolve around him".

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