Mo Salah ‘Almost 100%’ Will Play vs. Uruguay

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Egypt head coach Hector Cuper said that Mohamed Salah is “almost 100%” likely to feature in the team’s 2018 FIFA World Cup opener against Uruguay this Friday.

Salah has recovered from a shoulder injury that he suffered during Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

“I can almost 100 per cent say he will play, save for any unforeseen factors at the last minute” Cuper said (h/t ESPN). We’re trying to make him feel confident. The doctors are giving him the options to play or not. I know Salah very well; he’s not fearful. We always know we’re running a risk when playing a match. That’s something we can’t hide.

“But if he does decide to play, he’ll have full guarantees on his physical condition, and I’m sure he will be fine. And if it does turn out there’s an issue at the last minute, we’ll consider it and see if it can be resolved.”