Cuper announces Egypt starting line-up for Uruguay opener

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Former Egypt global Mido, however, said he expects Salah to play in the opening match in Yekaterinburg. The workout of the 25-year-old striker included exercises with fit ball and rubber bands, as well as other activities.

"However, I can not confirm today that he will play in the first match", Lehita said of the 25-year-old, who scored 44 goals for Liverpool last season.

Following the injury he sustained in the Champions League final, courtesy of a tussle of with Sergio Ramos, many had feared Mohamed Salah would miss Egypt's first appearance at the World Cup finals in 28 years as the Pharaohs geared up to take on the world in Russian Federation.

The Barcelona forward is set to face Egypt on Friday (13:00 BST). Quickly the pose was rearranged and a momento grabbed for posterity, with Salah proving a willing contributor.

Cuper shrugged off any doubts over whether Salah, who turns 26 on the day of the match, would feel sufficiently confident of his physical state to be able to perform at his best.

I can nearly assure you 100 per cent he'll play.

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He is now with the France squad, preparing for the World Cup , as Les Bleus kick off their campaign against Australia on June 16th.

"However‚ I can not confirm today that he will play in the first match‚" Lehita told reporters.

Salah injured shoulder ligaments in the collision with Ramos in Kiev, which led to the Egypt worldwide leaving the pitch in tears in the first half.

"We've been preparing for a long time and are focused".

Great players such as Mohamed Aboutrika‚ Ahmed Hassan‚ Wael Gomaa and Mido never got to taste a World Cup finals‚ but for one of their long-standing veterans‚ goalkeeper Essam El Hadary‚ he will achieve that goal.

"When I reached 20 goals, I spoke with Didier Drogba", Salah said in an interview with L'Equipe Magazine.

"I would be happy if Salah could play".

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