World Cup Football News: I can assure you 100% that Mo Salah will play, says Egypt coach Hector Cuper

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  • FIFA World Cup News – Mohamed Salah is fit to play Egypt’s tournament opener against Uruguay
  • Manager Hector Cuper has stated that he his 100% certain of Salah starting the game on Friday

Encouraging FIFA World Cup News coming in from the Egypt camp which states that Mohamed Salah is in line to start his country’s tournament opener against Uruguay on Friday (June 15), with head coach Hector Cuper stating that he is “100 percent” confident that the Liverpool star has recovered from his shoulder injury which he sustained during the Champions League final last month.

The 25-year-old superstar tangled with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and was forced to go off in the first half of the final in Kiev. His fitness has since been a hot topic of discussion among football fans across the globe. Salah’s tears in the final while coming off suggested that he was in danger of missing the Pharaohs’ campaign in Russia but this FIFA World Cup 2018 News will come as a major relief to the country’s supporters.

To his credit, Salah has worked overtime with his trainers and now looks set to feature against Luis Suarez and co. in their Group A encounter in Ekaterinburg. In important World Cup Football News, the forward also took full part in Egypt’s training session on Wednesday without any real fitness concerns.

“I know Salah will start against Uruguay” – Egypt boss Cuper

Egypt, who have made it to the finals of a World Cup after a long gap of 28 years, are understandably keen for Salah to be involved in every game as much of their aspirations rest on his talismanic presence on the field. Hector Cuper, the national team manager, spoke to reporters after a training session and told them about his star forward’s recovery.

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,” Cuper said.

Some Latest World Cup News reports and pictures from Egypt’s training camp have indicated Salah working alone with medical and coaching staff, but Cuper is adamant that individual exercises away from the group should not be considered a sign that his star man is lacking competitive edge.

He added: “Salah has three training sessions per day. He does training with the doctors, by himself and with specific exercises.

He’s recovered from his injury but he still trains a lot. He has to do physical training and mental training. Why? That’s what he feels he needs to recover.

Salah scored 44 goals across all competitions in the 2017/18 season and the FIFA World Cup Latest News will come as a major boost for his country’s hopes at the marquee event, where they have been clubbed alongside hosts Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia in Group A.

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