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FIFA World Cup 2018: Mohamed Salah still a doubt for Egypt’s opener vs Uruguay

Mohamed Salah took part in light training on Monday but he is still a fitness doubt for Egypt’s opening match vs Uruguay in the FIFA World Cup 2018.

football Updated: Jun 12, 2018 09:41 IST
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Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah takes part in a training session of Egypt's national football team at the Akhmat Arena stadium in Grozny on June 11, 2018, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018. (AFP)

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah remains a doubt to face Uruguay in their World Cup opener at Yekaterinburg on Friday, the country’s football association has said.

The Liverpool player, who sustained a shoulder injury in the Champions League final against Real Madrid last month, took part in light training on Monday but the Egyptian FA’s managing director Ehab Lehita said it was too early to say whether he would play against the South Americans.

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“He is gradually getting better. However, I cannot confirm today that he will play in the first match,” Lehita said of the 25-year-old, who scored 44 goals for Liverpool last season.

“All I can say is that we hope he will play in this match.”

Egypt also face Saudi Arabia and hosts Russia in Group A.

First Published: Jun 12, 2018 09:40 IST