Egypt boss Hector Cuper has confirmed Mohamed Salah is “100% fit” for his country’s World Cup opener on Friday.
Salah was a huge doubt for Egypt’s clash with Uruguay after sustaining a dislocated shoulder during Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last month.
The former Chelsea and Roma star was involved in a controversial clash with Madrid defender Sergio Ramos resulting in the injury, which forced him off after just half an hour in Kiev.
However fears that the Liverpool forward would miss Egypt’s opener in Russia have now vanished after national team coach Hector Cuper spread the news that Salah is back to full fitness ahead of tomorrow night’s game.
“Salah is doing very well indeed, he’s recovered very quickly,” Cuper said. “We’ll see how it goes today. I can almost assure you 100% he will play, barring any unforeseen factors at the last moment.”
“We’re trying to make him feel confident,” Cuper added. “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 [from].
“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.”