It has been announced that Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah, who was previously suffering from an injury, will play in Egypt’s opening World Cup match against Uruguay on Friday.
The Liverpool forward was forced off the field during his club’s Champions League final against Real Madrid last month due to a shoulder injury.
Many fans were afraid that Salah would not be fit enough to play during his nations first World Cup match against Russia.
Egypt coach Hector Cuper set minds at ease while speaking to press ahead of Friday’s Group A match, stating that he expects his star man to be fit for their first match at the Ekaterinburg Arena.
“I can almost 100 per cent say he will play, save for any unforeseen factors at the last minute,” Cuper said.
“We’re trying to make him feel confident. The doctors are giving him the options to play or not. I know Salah very well, he’s not fearful. We always know we’re running a risk when playing a match, that’s something we can’t hide.
“But if he does decide to play he’ll have full guarantees on his physical condition and I’m sure he will be fine. And if it does turn out there’s an issue at the last minute we’ll consider it and see if it can be resolved.”