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Mo Salah Declared Fit For Egypt Opener

Egyptian forward, Mohamed Salah will play some part of the team’s World Cup opener with Uruguay according to coach, Hector Cuper

However, Cuper has claimed 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, who sustained the injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on May 26, is one of the biggest names at the World Cup and crucial to the north African side’s hopes of making it out of a weak-looking Group A also featuring the hosts and Saudi Arabia.

Egypt play Uruguay — tipped by some to be dark horses — in Yekaterinburg in just the second game of the tournament, following Russia against Saudi Arabia in the opening match later Thursday.

Salah was one of the outstanding players in the world this season as he helped propel Liverpool to the Champions League final.

Salah, who turns 26 on the day of the game, gave 100 million frantic Egyptians a massive boost on Wednesday when he joined a squad training session at their Grozny base.

His World Cup dream was left on the brink when he exited the Champions League final in tears after Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos wrestled him to the ground nearly three weeks ago.

Salah has scored 33 goals for his country, with the remainder of the 23-man squad in Russia having only netted 33 times between them.

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