Mo Salah provides boost for Egyptians ahead of their World Cup opener

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The 25-year-old attacker who has enjoyed a successful season following his move to English Premier League outfit Liverpool, sustained a shoulder injury which saw him forced to leave the field during The Reds' eventual Uefa Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

Mohamed Salah has undergone light training for the first time with the Egyptian team, as the Pharaohs start to prepare for their Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday afternoon.

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

Salah jogged for about 30 minutes in a training session as his teammates worked on the same pitch in Grozny for the match in Ekaterinburg.

"I promise you, I will do my best to be ready for the World Cup and to achieve the Egyptian dream", stated Salah.

'He is doing (physiotherapy) sessions on his shoulder and working out in the gym, ' squad executive director Eihab Leheita said.

"We have been following the case since his injury in the final of Champions League".

The South American side is expected to top their group, and Lawrenson believes that it will be hard for Egypt to advance to the round of 16, predicting hosts Russian Federation to finish behind Uruguay.

"I can not say what we're going to reach, but the players' ambitions are high and I hope we get a good result". "He has the determination and enthusiasm to take part in the Uruguay match, but we can't say whether he will play or not four days ahead of the game", Leheta said.

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