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Mohamed Salah expects to be fit for Egypt’s first FIFA World Cup 2018 game

Mohamed Salah said he will be ready before Egypt’s first FIFA World Cup 2018 game vs Uruguay, thus handing the African nation a major boost less than a week out from the opening game.

football Updated: Jun 09, 2018 18:01 IST
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Mohamed Salah, who has been sidelined by a shoulder injury sustained in the Champions League final, gave the promising update in a farewell event hosted by Egypt president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.(REUTERS)

Mohamed Salah is confident of being fit to face Uruguay in the Egypt national football team’s opening World Cup match onFriday.

The Liverpool star,who has been sidelined by a shoulder injury sustained in the Champions League final, gave the promising update in a farewell event hosted by Egypt presidentAbdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The scale of Salah’s involvement has been uncertain since he left the pitch in tears in Kiev in two weeks ago,a moment he described as the worst of his career.

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But speaking prior to the team’s departure for Russia, Salah spoke positively of his chances of lining up inYekaterinburg.

“I promise you, I will do my best to be ready for the World Cup and to achieve the Egyptian dream,” the forward said as he addressed El-Sisi.

“I feel much better now and I’ll be ready to play against Uruguay.

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“I will never give up on our dream. I promise to do my best for our people.”

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

First Published: Jun 09, 2018 18:01 IST