Russia 2018: Salah Starts From The Bench
Egypt forward Mohamed Salah will not start against Uruguay for their World Cup opener against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg.
The 25-year-old has not played since injuring shoulder ligaments during Liverpool's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid on 26 May.
Egypt’s coach Hector Cuper assured the media that Mohammed Salah was 100% fit to play.
Cuper said Salah was "doing very well" and had recovered "very, very quickly" from his injury.
Salah trained with his team mates on Wednesday June 13, completing the warm-up and then completing the session away from the rest of the team.
The Liverpool star’s fitness has overtaken their match against the Uruguayans, and this distraction takes away the limelight from Uruguay, who are strong favorites to top Group A.
Uruguay is an experienced squad containing four players with more than 100 caps, and a potent striking pair in Suarez and Edinson Cavani who have scored 93 international goals between them.