Monday 22 October 2018

Egypt manager declares Mo Salah fit to play in World Cup opener against Uruguay

Mo Salah is stepping up his training with Egypt (Amr Nabil/AP)
Mo Salah is stepping up his training with Egypt (Amr Nabil/AP)

Mohamed Salah is fit to play in Egypt's opening World Cup game against Uruguay, Pharaohs manager Hector Cuper has announced.

The 25-year-old Liverpool striker suffered a shoulder injury in the Champions League final against Real Madrid but is now set to play in Egypt's first Group A clash on Friday.

Cuper said on the Egyptian Football Association's official Twitter account: "Salah has recovered and will play tomorrow. And nothing prevents him from competing for the title of the golden boot."

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