Mohamed Salah is almost certain to feature in Egypt’s World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday, coach Hector Cuper said.
Salah suffered a shoulder injury in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final last month but appears to have recovered in time to play a full part in Russia.
The forward has been in sparkling form for Liverpool scoring 44 goals in 51 games across all competitions and is Egypt’s star man heading into the tournament.
After much fears and doubts over the Liverpool man’s fitness, Egypt boss Cuper revealed the good news when speaking to reporters on the eve of the Group A clash, where he said: ‘Salah is doing very well indeed, he’s recovered very quickly.
‘We’ll see how it goes today [Thursday]. I can almost assure you 100% he’ll play unless something dramatic happens today or tomorrow.’
Egypt take on Uruguay in their opening World Cup game on Friday afternoon, with kickoff scheduled for 2pm.