Salah starts for Egypt

Salah starts for Egypt

19 Jun 2018, 18:55

Mohamed Salah has been handed a place in Egypt's starting XI in their crunch World Cup Group A match against hosts Russia. 

The Liverpool forward collected a plethora of end-of-season awards after a stellar debut campaign with the Reds that yielded an incredible 44 goals in all competitions.

However, 2017-18 ended in tears for the 26-year-old after he came off worst in a grappling challenge with Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final, leaving the action half an hour into a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid that plunged his World Cup participation into doubt.

The Egyptian Football Association pushed the notion of Salah making a swift and successful recovery from his shoulder injury, having declared him fit for both their matches in Russia.

Experienced head coach Hector Cuper declared Salah failed a late fitness test before the opening 1-0 loss to Uruguay and he carefully went through further checks during the Pharoahs' pre-match training session at Krestovsky Stadium on Monday.

Related news
related/article
Zambia Premier League
ZSL preview : Week 24 action continues
14 Jul 2018, 08:00
Zambia Premier League
Mbombo benched as Musa Muhammed starts
13 Jul 2018, 18:00
Transfer News
BREAKING: Liverpool agrees deal for Roma goalkeeper
1 hour ago
Transfer News
No agreement between CSKA Moscow and Chelsea for Golovin
7 hours ago
Transfer News
Rumour: Mbappe on Manchester United's radar?
17 Jul 2018, 09:05