Cuper confirms Salah's participation against Uruguay
“I can almost assure you 100 percent he will play, barring any unforeseen factors at the last moment. Salah is doing very well indeed, he’s recovered very quickly,” Cuper spoke during the pre game press conference.
#BREAKING "I can almost assure you 100% that @MoSalah will play" - @Pharaohs' manager Hector Cuper. #EgyptToday @FIFAWorldCup @LFC #Salah #URU #EGY #WorldCup#كأس_العالم #منتخب_مصر #محمد_صلاح #مصر_أوروجواي #روسيا2018 pic.twitter.com/ml2kpmGheN— Egypt Today Magazine (@EgyptTodayMag) June 14, 2018
Salah recovered from the shoulder injury he picked after a tangle with Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. He left the game after 30 minutes and watched Liverpool's 3 -1 loss from the dressing room.
“We're trying to make him feel confident, the doctors are giving him the options to play or not. If he does decide to play, he'll have full guarantees on his physical condition and I'm sure he will be fine,” Cuper added.
World Cup 2018: Mohamed Salah fit for Egypt's opener against Uruguay https://t.co/bEGyCvkAAH— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) June 14, 2018
Egypt will face Uruguay on Friday at 2 p.m. (CLT) at their first game at the World Cup.
The World Cup draw put Egypt in Group A alongside Uruguay, Saudi Arabia and the host nation, Russia.
Egypt will appear at the World Cup for the third time in history and the first time since 1990.