World Cup: Mo Salah hopes to feature in Egypt opener

Egypt international Mohamed Salah hopes he will be ready for the Pharaohs’ World Cup kickoff fixture against Uruguay.

The 25-year-old was part of the Egyptian delegation that arrived in Grozny, Egypt’s base for the World Cup, on Sunday afternoon.

The Liverpool winger sat out of the Pharaohs’ first open training session in Russia, as he is still recuperating from the shoulder bruise he suffered in the Uefa Champions League final, after a fall with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

The training session which was held few hours after the team’s arrival in Russia was attended by thousands of fans as well as Ramzan Kadyrov.

Asked whether he’ll be fit for the team’s opener against Uruguay, Salah said: “I’m preparing and things are going well.”

Image credit: Egyptian Football Association

“We will see what happens in the upcoming days,” Salah told beIN Sport.

The Nagrig native also added that the team is in Russia to put in good performances and savour the tourney

“But we all have hopes for the World Cup. We will enjoy the atmosphere and the tournament and, God willing, we will put in good performances.”

Making their first World Cup appearance after 28 years, Egypt begin their World Cup group stage campaign against Uruguay at the Ekaterinburg Arena on June 15.

They play against hosts Russia at the Saint Petersburg Stadium four days later and will face Saudi Arabia in their last group encounter at the Volgograd Arena on June 25.



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