I will be ready - Salah expects to face Uruguay

Lynette Rowe
June 10, 2018

Egypt, missing injured Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah, rarely troubled Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois, although midfielder Trezeguet forced Courtois into a save a minute after coming on for Marwan Mohsen in the second half.

Mohamed Salah denied telling Sergio Ramos things were "fine" after the Spaniard injured him in the UEFA Champions League final May 26.

Belgium showed flashes of its attacking prowess Wednesday, beating Egypt 3-0 in a World Cup warmup with the help of goals from Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard in a dominant first half.

But now the player himself is confident he will make the opening game against Uruguay in Ekaterinburg on Friday, vowing to President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi he would be fit in time.

The Pharaohs will carry out their final training session in Egypt on Saturday night in Cairo before they travel to Russian Federation on Sunday.

Salah is hopeful that he will be ready to face Uruguay on June 15 for the start of Egypt's "special" World Cup campaign.

Following their clash with Uruguay, Egypt will meet hosts Russian Federation on June 19 and Saudi Arabia.

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After Lukaku's opener, Hazard put the hosts two up shortly before the break, curling in a first-time shot from the center of the area after Yannick Carrasco had picked him out from the endline.

The Liverpool superstar left the field in tears as his Champions League dream was crushed, simultaneously leaving his World Cup hopes hanging by a thread.

At the Ulleval stadium in Oslo, Norway, who are not qualified for the World Cup, took a fourth-minute through Joshua King. After that the goalkeeper said I dazed him with a clash.

The Pharaohs recently lost 3-0 to Belgium in Brussels in their last friendly ahead of the 2018 World Cup, which is set to kick off in one week.

"It's hard to say, but I think our group and togetherness", he said when asked about the strengths of his national team.

"He sent me a message, but I never told him it was okay", added the former Chelsea and AS Roma player.

Sticking with a three-man defence the Belgians, who are in Group G, the same as England, showed more cutting edge than in their goalless draw against Portugal on Saturday.

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