Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Egypt's Mo Salah to return to pitch against Russia

Egypt's Mo Salah to return to pitch against Russia

However, the Egyptian Football Association have declared Salah is ready for Tuesday's game.

Egypt will start without Mohamed Salah in their World Cup opener against a full-strength Uruguay on Friday, in a setback for millions of Egyptians who are pinning their tournament hopes on the Liverpool striker.

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"They held on for as long as they possibly could but got nothing to show for it at the end of the game, except pride".

Uruguayan center back José Giménez rose above Egypt's Mohamed Elneny in the 89th minute to put La Celeste ahead late in the competition's second match.

"I am fit and ready for the next game against Russian Federation", he added. Russia's game is fateful and hard because of our defeat against Uruguay.

When Cuper made his third and final substitution, bringing on Ramadan Sobhi for Amr Warda, and it was confirmed Salah wouldn't be making an appearance, it seemed to spur Uruguay on.

"I took Salah's shirt as a gift for my children, who also see him as a star", he said via King Fut.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez was at a loss to explain how Luis Suarez missed three golden chances in his side's 1-0 win over Egypt in their opening World Cup Group A game but refused to blame his leading striker.

Coach Hector Cuper had claimed just on Thursday that the winger was "almost 100 percent fit"; when the team list was released on Friday, however, Salah could only make the substitutes' bench.

Salah is very important for us, no one can deny that.

"(His) condition is so much better.

"Suarez looked a little bit out of shape, maybe a few pounds overweight and could have been more risky in attack if he was a little bit sharper but I am sure he will get better as the tournament goes on".

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