Mohamed Salah set to face Russia as Egypt star’s agent declares him fit to play following shoulder injury
- Mohamed Salah was left on the bench for Egypt in their 1-0 defeat by Uruguay
- Salah is recovering from an injured shoulder suffered in Champions League final
- Egypt will take on the hosts Russia on Tuesday in their second Group A fixture
- Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa announced his client is fit to feature on Tuesday
The Liverpool forward, who scored 44 goals last season, sat out his country’s 1-0 defeat to Uruguay on Friday despite his coach Hector Cuper declaring him ‘almost 100 per cent fit’ to play after injuring his shoulder in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
Salah, who turned 26 on Friday, trained with his team-mates on Saturday ahead of their crunch game with the hosts who started their World Cup by beating Saudi Arabia 5-0.
Mohamed Salah will be fit to face the hosts Russia according to his agent Ramy Abbas Issa
Salah’s agent Issa confirmed his client was fit for Tuesday with a tweet on Sunday afternoon
The player’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa let the world know Salah was ready to feature against the Russians by tweeting: ‘Mohamed is fit.’
The official FIFA Egypt Twitter account confirmed Salah’s return to full fitness when they tweeted on Saturday: ‘Salah participated in training with his team-mates for the entire session and he is ready to play against Russia according to technical staff.
‘Salah did not ask to play against Uruguay. Russia’s game is fateful and difficult because of our defeat against Uruguay. Winning is our only choice.’
Egypt need to take at least a point against Russia to keep their hopes of reaching the knock-out stages alive.