November 18, 2019

FIFA World Cup: Injured Salah hopeful of playing opener vs Uruguay

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first_imgMohamed Salah is hopeful of getting fit in time to face Uruguay in Egypt’s FIFA World Cup 2018 opener on June 15.The Liverpool forward is currently recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered during the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 27.The 25-year-old went off with a shoulder problem in the first half of Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat but the speedy forward expects to play some part in Egypt’s first Group A fixture in Russia.”Now I’m feeling better,” Salah told the Spanish daily. “I’m hopeful of being able to play in our first game, but this will depend on how I feel when the day comes around.”He grabbed my arm first, says Ramos after being blamed for Salah’s injurySalah, who laughed off Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos’s claim that he would have been able to continue in Kiev had he taken a pain-killing injection, scored the penalty that sealed Egypt’s place at a first World Cup in 28 years and insists they are not in Russia to make up the numbers.”We’ve got a great team and a great coach. We want to get into the next round and do things well there,” he added.Mohamed Salah hits the gym to recover from injury”We’re strong as a group, we all have the same objective, which is to win and that’s the most important thing. We don’t just have one strong point, but the main thing is we play together as a group.”The pressure was to qualify for the World Cup. Of course, you can then say ‘right, we’ve got there, that’s that’, but for me it’s not like that. We want to make history and achieve something different.advertisement”It’s not a simple case of going, playing three games and thank you very much. That’s not going through my head.”Saudi Arabia and hosts Russia are the other teams in Egypt’s group.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img