Mohamed Salah’s decision on the participation of Egypt in the first match at the World Cup soccer Russia on Friday will be announced “last minute,” said the technical staff of the “Pharaohs”.
“We will wait until the last minute to decide whether to play or not,” said Mohamed Abu al-Ela, doctor selectionatei Egypt three days before entering the competition, against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg.
“We do not know if he will play the game, but we will do an extra workout and we will have a clearer idea about this situation,” said team manager Ihab Lahita.
Mohamed Salah, Egypt’s leading striker and Liverpool club, injured his left shoulder during the Champions League final on May 26 against Real Madrid. He did not take part in the first Egyptian training on Sunday at Groznies.
On Tuesday, the 25-year-old striker presented himself in good shape, trained himself and practiced exercises to strengthen his shoulder.
On their first World Cup participation after 28 years, the “Pharaohs” will play in Group A with Russia on June 19th and Saudi Arabia on 25th.