Soccer Football - Champions League Final - Real Madrid v Liverpool - NSC Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine - May 26, 2018 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah reacts as he is substituted after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Phil Noble TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CAIRO – 27 May 2018: Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian international star, assured that he will play in the World Cup through his posts on his social media accounts. Egyptians have been waiting for the diagnosis after he suffered an injury in the Champions League’s final against Real Madrid.
Salah posted a statement on both Facebook and Twitter saying, “ It was a very tough night, but I'm a fighter. Despite the odds, I'm confident that I'll be in Russia to make you all proud. Your love and support will give me the strength I need.”
The entire world has been praying for Salah after he was seen in tears after being tackled fiercely by Real Madrid’s defender Sergio Ramos. The injury in the 31st minute forced him to leave the game early. Liverpool lost the Champions League final on Saturday to Real Madrid with a 3-1 defeat.
Salah returned to England after the game instead of Italy where he was supposed to join the Egyptian national team’s delegation. Egypt will play against Colombia and Belgium on June 1, and 6, respectively, in preparation for the 2018 World Cup.
After the Champions League final, the Egyptian national team's medical staff checked Salah; Liverpool’s medical staff said that he underwent an X-ray showing that Salah suffered from a shock in the shoulder joints. The Egyptian national team’s doctor expressed his optimism that Salah will be in the World Cup as he may be out for only two or three weeks, which has been assured by Egypt’s FA on Sunday.