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World Cup 2018: Egypt ahead Mohamed Salah match to face Russia

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World Cup 2018: Egypt ahead Mohamed Salah match to face Russia

Mohamed Salah remained on the bench in opposition to Uruguay regardless of coach Hector Cuper saying he may “nearly 100% guarantee” he would function

Mohamed Salah is match for Egypt’s World Cup group match with Russia on Tuesday, says the Egyptian Soccer Affiliation.

Salah, 25, was an unused substitute in his nation’s 1-0 defeat by Uruguay of their opening group sport on Thursday when he was additionally declared match.

He injured his shoulder enjoying for Liverpool within the Champions League ultimate on 26 Might.

“He was match to play in opposition to Uruguay however the coach didn’t wish to take the chance,” stated the EFA.

With out Salah, who scored 44 instances for Liverpool this season, Egypt lacked a innovative however had seemed on the right track to earn a degree of their first match at a World Cup finals since 1990 earlier than Jose Gimenez’s 90th-minute aim.

After the sport, Egypt coach Hector Cuper stated: “Mo Salah is an especially essential participant for us, no one can deny that, however it’s essential to have a superb staff, and we now have a superb staff.

“Maybe if Mo had been on the pitch at the moment the result would have been completely different however we won’t know that.

“Actually he has contributed a large amount to the staff and can contribute in future matches.

“We needed to keep away from any dangers on this match, however I believe he shall be advantageous for the following sport.”

The EFA added that midfielder Tarek Hamed, 32, will even be match to face Russia on the St Petersburg Stadium after he left the pitch in opposition to Uruguay with a again damage.

“Hamed had an X-ray and he’s good and shall be match for the second match,” they stated.

World Cup 2018 highlights: Egypt 0-1 Uruguay

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