Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Mohamed Salah's participation in Egypt's Fifa World Cup opener remains in doubt

Mohamed Salah's participation in Egypt's Fifa World Cup opener remains in doubt

The 25-year-old Salah has not played since injuring his left shoulder in Liverpool's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last month.

This is a positive turn of events for Salah and his fans, as the Liverpool forward had been battling to get back in form after the tussle with Sergio Ramos cast doubt on his ability to participate in the World Cup, where he would be a pivotal player on the Egyptian team.

For the team itself, the Salah-Kadyrov handshake was far less important than whether their star will recover from a shoulder injury to feature in Egypt´s opening match against Uruguay on Friday in Ekaterinburg. "We are watching the situation closely with the doctor", he added.

He also won the heart of his homeland when he single-handedly carried Egypt to the World Cup for the first time since 1990. "He trains indoors as well in the gym, and today he trained on the pitch", he continued.

Salah, who scored 32 goals in 36 appearances for Liverpool and led his team to the Champions League final this season, is considered the main rival for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the contest for the title of world's best footballer.

Uruguay are the favourites in Group A, which also includes hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, who kick off the World Cup on June 14. "All I can say is that we hope he will play in this match", Lehita concluded.

"Everything looks good. His condition is comfortable, but playing against Uruguay is uncertain", he said, via Goal.

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