Salah remains a doubt for match against Uruguay-Egyptian FA

Lynette Rowe
June 14, 2018

After Uruguay, Egypt takes host Russian Federation on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25.

Man of the moment: Egypt's Mohamed Salah takes part in training on Wednesday.

Salah is now facing a fitness battle ahead of Egypt's 2018 FIFA World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday, and revealed he has a chance to feature in the game. "We hope he will be with us for the Uruguay match".

Officially, The Pharaohs chose Grozny as Egypt s camp although it is not hosting any matches in the tournament to keep a low profile, away from the media, as they prepare to make their World Cup finals return after an absence of 28 long years.

Salah had a sensational season under Jurgen Klopp this year, with the Egypt worldwide expected to play a huge part in the country's third world cup appearance in Russian Federation.

Sporting a turquoise-and-white tracksuit, gushed about Salah, saying the Egypt and Liverpool goal machine was "the best footballer in the world, and an overall ideal person".

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Salah capped off an incredible season for the Reds, where he managed 44 goals in all competitions.

The Egypt star is still said to be furious with Real defender Sergio Ramos after the Spain defender injured him in the Champions League final last month.

Salah is regarded as a contender for the Ballon d'Or for his spectacular debut season at Anfield, alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar of Brazil.

"I like the best players to play, I train with the best and I want the best players to play", he said.

Back in Nizhny Novgorod, Uruguay's training session, overseen by veteran coach Oscar Tabarez, was their first since arriving in Russian Federation 24 hours before.

However, the "Egyptian King" has recently indicating just how well his recovery is going after an overzealous fan got a little too close to him upon Egypt's arrival in Russian Federation on Sunday.

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