Salah remains a doubt for match against Uruguay-Egyptian FA
Jun 14 2018
In Brazil four years ago, he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in the closing stage of Uruguay's last group game and was subsequently slapped with a record nine-match ban. If Salah doesn't make it back in time for Uruguay, his next target will be to get fit for a clash with hosts Russian Federation on 19th June, before Egypt round off their Group A campaign against Saudi Arabia in Volgograd six days later.
Nizhniy Novgorod - UruguaygoalkeeperFernando Muslera said Monday that he hopes Egyptian star Mohamed Salah will be fit to play when the two countries clash in their opening World Cupmatch on Friday. Executive director Ihab Leheta said the squad's starting 11 would be decided before Egypt departs Wednesday from its base in Grozny, Russia.
Egypt return to the World Cup for the first time since 1990, having finally overcome a succession of qualifying failures.
Egypt are training at the Akhmat-Arena in Chechnya's capital Grozny. Also anger and sadness for not being able to continue playing the Champions League final.
Salah's World Cup dream was left on the brink when he exited the final in tears after Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos wrestled him to the ground.
In addition to scooping the Golden Boot and managing the most goals ever scored in a 38-game Premier League campaign, "the Egyptian King" also holds the record for the most Premier League goals scored in a single season by an African player.
Salah is regarded as a contender for the Ballon d'Or, alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar of Brazil.
The tournament in Russian Federation will be the poorer for Salah missing out and UruguaygoalkeeperFernando Muslera has expressed hope that Salah will play against the South Americans.
"I feel much better now and I'll be ready to play against Uruguay". Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia complete that group.