2018 World Cup: Egypt coach, Cuper provides final update on Mohamed Salah ahead Uruguay clash
Final update has been provided on Mohamed Sala’s injury ahead of Egypt’s opening match against Uruguay.
The winger will be available for his country according to his national team manager, Hector Cuper.
The 25-year-old suffered a serious shoulder injury during Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last month after a clash with Sergio Ramos.
This provoked fears that Salah – who scored a staggering 45 goals across the 2017-18 campaign – would miss the show piece.
But Cuper told reporters, “I can almost 100 per cent say he will play, save for any unforeseen factors at the last minute.
“We’re trying to make him feel confident. The doctors are giving him the options to play or not. I know Salah very well, he’s not fearful.
“We always know we’re running a risk when playing a match, that’s something we can’t hide. ‘But if he does decide to play he’ll have full guarantees on his physical condition and I’m sure he will be fine.
“And if it does turn out there’s an issue at the last minute we’ll consider it and see if it can be resolved.”