World Cup briefing: Egypt star Mohamed Salah ‘almost 100%’ fit for Uruguay clash

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Egypt forward Mohamed Salah exercises his shoulder in training ahead of the World Cup

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Mohamed Salah Egypt World Cup fitness

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 – 3:30pm

Salah set to play for Egypt

Mohamed Salah came into the World Cup as a major injury doubt but according to Egypt coach Hector Cuper the forward looks likely to play in their opening group A match against Uruguay.

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Egypt take on Uruguay tomorrow (1pm) and Cuper says Salah will not be afraid to line-up at the Ekaterinburg Arena.

Quoted by the BBC, Cuper said: “I can almost assure you 100% he will play, save unforeseen circumstances at the very last minute. He could become the top goalscorer here and one of the greatest players.”

Liverpool striker Salah injured his shoulder playing in the Champions League against Real Madrid but has recovered “very, very quickly”. Cuper added: “We’re trying to make him feel confident. The doctors are giving him the option to play or not, but I know Salah very well and I’m sure he’s not afraid, he’s not fearful.”

World Cup fixtures: Friday, 15 June

Group A: Egypt vs. Uruguay (1pm, BBC One)
Group B: Morocco vs. Iran (4pm, ITV)
Group B: Portugal vs. Spain (7pm, BBC One)

Rashford misses training again

Marcus Rashford was forced to sit out England training for a second day but the striker is confident he will be fit to face Tunisia on Monday if selected.

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