Injured Salah deemed fit enough for Egypt's World Cup campaign

Injured Salah deemed fit enough for Egypt's World Cup campaign

Egypt national team coach Hector Cuper said that he is working to snatch the three points of the game against Uruguay in the Pharaohs' opener in the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

But there have been conflicting reports about how long it would take him to recover, with the Egyptian Football Association optimistically saying he would be ready for the World Cup.

The Liverpool forward, his national team's standout player, was always expected to feature in Hector Cuper's 23-man group, as he continues his rehabilitation from a shoulder injury sustained in the Uefa Champions League final on May 26.

The draw means Egypt have now gone five games without victory, stretching back to last October.

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"I'm most anxious about turning from defence to attack as quick as we can".

He also missed Egypt's draw with Kuwait on May 25, as he was still preparing for the final, and will also miss their final warm-up against Belgium on Wednesday.

He may, however, come into contention for a meeting with Russian Federation on June 19, or be held back until a final Group A encounter with Saudi Arabia on June 25.

"We tried to compensate that with some team playing, but as I said in the second half we lacked stamina because we have a special condition ... for religious reasons, players don't drink nor eat anything, and we actually felt that", added the Argentine.

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