The camp of the Egyptian National Team has come alive with smiles as it is confirmed that talisman Mohammed Salah is fit to face Uruguay in the opening game for the North Africans in the World Cup 2018.
Mohammed Salah got injured on his shoulder in a controversial circumstance during the final of the UEFA Champions League between his Liverpool side and Real Madrid.
Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was blamed for locking the hand of Salah in a situation when both were struggling for the ball, unfortunately the Egyptian captain fell on his other hand and sustained a shoulder injury which had to keep him our for almost three weeks.
In the pre- match press conference, Egyptian coach Hector Cuper confirmed to the press that Salah is fit and is ready to face Uruguay on Friday.
Salah has recovered, let’s see how things go in today’s training session but he is almost 100% ready for the tie,” Cuper said at the press conference.
“I thank all the players who brought us here to Russia. We are ready and we are in the most prestigious tournament. We won’t field Salah unless he is fully fit, he is a great person and everyone knows his ability, why wouldn’t he win the World Cup’s golden boot? He has all what it takes to do it.”
“I spent three years and three months along with the players and Egyptian FA and we made changes according to our opponents. Time is short so I won’t make changes, we have to be realistic. We are in a huge event and changing our playing style now won’t be easy.”
The Pharaohs will face off with the first champions of the FIFA World Cup at 12:00 GMT and the venue will be the