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Mohamed Salah makes Egypt World Cup squad despite injury concerns

Salah makes Egypt World Cup squad
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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is included in Egypt's World Cup squad despite the injury he suffered in the Champions League final.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has made Egypt's final squad for the World Cup despite suffering a shoulder injury in the Champions League final.

The free-scoring winger will not join up with the national team until June 9 as he continues his recovery from the injury he sustained during the Reds' 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

Ahmed Elmohamady of Aston Villa, Wigan Athletic's Sam Morsy and Ahmed Hegazi of West Bromwich Albion are among the other Premier League stars to make the squad.

The Pharoahs will open their World Cup campaign with a match against Uruguay on June 15.

Egypt will also face host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia in Group A.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Essam El Hadary, Mohamed El-Shennawy, Sherif Ekramy

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf, Mahmoud Hamdy, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Ahmed Hegazi, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Omar Gaber

Midfielders: Tarek Hamed, Shikabala, Abdallah Said, Sam Morsy, Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud Kahraba, Ramadan Sobhi, Mahmoud Hassan, Amr Warda

Forwards: Marwan Mohsen, Mohamed Salah


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