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2018 World Cup: Follow all the action for Egypt v Uruguay

2018 World Cup: Follow all the action for Egypt v Uruguay

Mohamed Salah joined the rest of Egypt's World Cup squad for warmup drills Tuesday and dribbled for the first time since injuring his left shoulder in last month's Champions League final.

Egyptian fans will be crossing their fingers as medical staff are still unsure about whether or not talisman Mohamed Salah will be able to take to the field against Uruguay in the North African nation's 2018 Fifa World Cup opener.

Egyptian National Team Manager Ihab Leheita also told press he hopes for Salah to play at the Urguay match, but a final decision has not been reached yet.

Former Egypt global Mido said he expects Salah to play in the opening match in Yekaterinburg.

Salah jogged for about 30 minutes on Monday as his teammates trained on the same pitch in Grozny for the match in Ekaterinburg.

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Egypt are making the country's first World Cup appearance in 28 years at this summer's tournament.

"I can not say what we're going to reach, but the players' ambitions are high and I hope we get a good result".

Uruguay are the favourites in Group A, which also includes hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, who kick off the World Cup on June 14.

Team doctor Mohamed Abou al-Ela admitted the striker, who scored 44 goals for Liverpool this season, was unlikely to play in Egypt's opening Group A match against Uruguay on Friday.

Muslera, who plays for Turkish club Galatasaray, shrugged off travel fatigue being a problem, saying Uruguay had five days to prepare for the game.

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