Mo Salah provides boost for Egyptians ahead of their World Cup opener

Doug Mendoza
June 14, 2018

Its group also includes Saudi Arabia and host Russian Federation.

"I hope to play the first game against Uruguay, but that will depend on how I feel when it approaches".

Team doctor Mohamed Abou al-Ela said Salah "participated in part of the training with the team and completed the other part alone".

Executive director Ihab Leheta said the squad's starting XI would be decided before Egypt departs Wednesday from their base in Grozny, Russia.

He had been sidelined since suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on May 26, casting severe doubt on his World Cup participation.

"But anyway we have a good team, well-organised and hopefully if Salah is not there to start the game hopefully the boys will do well".

"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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Salah had a sensational season under Jurgen Klopp this year, with the Egypt worldwide expected to play a huge part in the country's third world cup appearance in Russian Federation.

According to the Egyptian worldwide, Drogba encouraged him to break his EPL record for the most goals scored by an African player.

The winger is now attempting to recover from a shoulder injury sustained in the UEFA Champions League final so he can star for Egypt in the World Cup.

Salah is regarded as a contender for the Ballon d'Or, alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar of Brazil.

Friday sees Egypt face Uruguay in Ekaterinburg.

"FIFA has deprived competitors of beIN company from presenting better offers to the Egyptian viewer", the authority said.

Other reports by GizPress

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