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Egypt still unsure whether Mohamed Salah fit enough for World Cup opener

Egypt still unsure of Salah fitness
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Egypt managing director Ehab Lehita admits that Mohamed Salah remains a doubt for the country's opening World Cup game against Uruguay on Friday.

Egypt's medical staff have admitted that Mohamed Salah remains a doubt for the country's opening World Cup game against Uruguay on Friday.

The Liverpool forward dislocated his shoulder in the first half of the Champions League final after a challenge by Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

Despite vowing to be "ready" against Uruguay, Salah missed training with his compatriots at the weekend and was only able to carry out limited drills on Monday.

"We're keeping an eye on the situation day by day," Egypt managing director Ehab Lehita told Sky Sports News.

"We have been following the case since his injury in the final of Champions League. Mohamed trained in Cairo, trained yesterday and is training today. We are watching the situation closely with the doctor.

"He has daily treatment sessions on his shoulder. He trains indoors as well in the gym, and today he trained on the pitch. He is gradually getting better. However, I cannot confirm today that he will play in the first match. All I can say is that we hope he will play in this match."

Following the Uruguay opener, Egypt face hosts Russia on June 19 before rounding off their Group A campaign against Saudi Arabia six days later.

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah in action during the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26, 2018
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