This may not be a good news for Luis Suarez and his other Uruguay teammates, but Mohamed Salah has continued to fight his way back to fitness.

The Liverpool striker is now in line to start for Egypt in their 2018 FIFA World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday.

The game will kick off 5pm local time at the Ekaterinburg Arena Ekaterinburg.

Salah suffered a shoulder injury in the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 26 where Liverpool lost 3-1.

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Initial medical report ruled Salah out for two months, meaning he was going to miss the World Cup, but the player has since said he would be fit for the Pharaohs.

His fitness has happened very fast and the English Premier League top scorer is now set to play the opener against Uruguay.

National team coach, Hector Cuper, told reporters on the progress being made by his star turn: “Salah is doing very well indeed, he's recovered very quickly. We'll see how it goes today. I can almost assure you 100 per cent he'll play.

“We’re trying to make him feel confident. The doctors are giving him the option to play or not. I know him very well, and I’m sure he’s not afraid.

“A risk of playing a match is something we can’t hide. In terms of him on the pitch, he’ll have full guarantees. If we do see at the last minute there’s an issue, we’ll see if it can be resolved.”

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