Tuesday 22 January 2019

Mo Salah on the bench for Egypt in World Cup opener against Uruguay

Egypt's Mohamed Salah during training
Egypt's Mohamed Salah during training

Mohamed Salah was not included in Egypt's starting line-up for their World Cup opener against Uruguay.

The Liverpool forward has been battling to be fit for the start of the tournament ever since suffering a shoulder injury in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

But the line-up announced on the national team's official Twitter feed showed Marwan Mohsen up front backed by Abdallah Elsaid and wingers Amr Warda and Mahmoud Treziguet.

There was also no place in the line-up for Essam El Hadary, the goalkeeper bidding to become the oldest player ever to appear in a World Cup, with Mohamed Elshenawy preferred.

Egypt: Elshenawy; Fathy, Gabr, Hegazy, Abdelshafy; Elneny, Hamed; Warda, Elsaid, Treziguet; Mohsen

Uruguay: Muslera; Varela, Godin, Gimenez, Caceres; Nández, Vecino, Bentancur, De Arrascaeta; Cavani, Suárez.

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