WC 2018: Salah doubtful even after Egypt training

WC 2018: Salah doubtful even after Egypt training

WC 2018: Salah doubtful even after Egypt training

Godin appeared offended by a question from a reporter who asked whether they would repeat what Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos did to Liverpool's Salah in last month's Champions League final.

Uncertainty over whether Mohamed Salah has recovered from his shoulder injury and will play for Egypt in their World Cup opener against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg on Friday is likely to continue until just hours before kick off.

"Egypt is lucky that this generation has one of the best players in the world but our tactics don't exclusively revolve around him".

Even if Salah misses the Uruguay match, he could return to face Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia and help the North African nation advance.

"Mo is doing very well indeed".

But Cuper told reporters, "I can nearly 100 per cent say he will play, save for any unforeseen factors at the last minute".

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"We hope we won't be affected‚ we try to be the same team‚ we can't be dependent on one player‚" Cuper said. The doctors are giving him the options to play or not.

Luis Suarez will be chasing redemption on Friday when Uruguay face Egypt in his first World Cup appearance since being thrown out of the tournament in 2014 for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. The Black Stars missed a penalty in the final minute of extra-time that would have seen them through to the last four, but Paintsil feels it is possible that it can happen in Russian Federation.

Cuper added that he does not mind his team being described as defensive. We are ready and we are in the most prestigious tournament.

"We must concentrate on getting out of the group stages - then we can really start to dream".

"I'm excited. God willing I'm well-prepared and things are going well and my morale is high", he told AFP on Sunday. "Sometimes, you have to ideal and fine-tune the things that you do well".

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