Hector Cuper has hinted that Mohamed Salah will feature in some part of Egypt’s World Cup opener with Uruguay.
Salah sustained a shoulder injury last month during Liverpool‘s defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final and it had been expected that the winger would be out of contention for his country’s first game in Russia.
However, the Egypt boss has said that Salah is ‘almost 100% certain’ to feature against Uruguay in Yekaterinberg on Friday afternoon.
At a press conference, Cuper said: “Salah is doing very well indeed, he’s recovered very quickly. We’ll see how it goes today. I can almost assure you 100% he will play, barring any unforeseen factors at the last moment.”
Salah has netted 33 goals for Egypt, with the rest of the 23-man squad in Russia having only netted 33 times between them.
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