Egypt forward Mohamed Salah remains an uncertainty to confront Uruguay in their World Cup opener at Yekaterinburg on Friday, the nation’s football affiliation has said.
The Liverpool player, who supported shoulder damage in the Champions League last against Real Madrid a month ago, participated in light preparing on Monday yet the Egyptian FA’s overseeing executive Ehab Lehita said it was too soon to state whether he would play against the South Americans.
“He is step by step improving. Be that as it may, I can’t affirm today that he will play in the primary match,” Lehita said of the 25-year-old, who scored 44 objectives for Liverpool last season.
“Whatever I can state is that we trust he will play in this match.”
Egypt likewise confront Saudi Arabia and hosts Russia in Group A.