Egypt hopeful Salah will be fit in three weeks

Egypt hopeful Salah will be fit in three weeks

Egypt hopeful Salah will be fit in three weeks

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will be fit to play some part in Egypt's World Cup campaign, his country says.

Salah was forced off just 30 minutes into the game against Real having damaged his shoulder in a tussle with Spanish defender Sergio Ramos. "He's our star. Everyone is free to make a personal decision but I don't think anyone would want to leave after you touch the sky".

"I am going to enjoy this moment and in the next few days I will give an answer to the fans, who have always been at my side", Ronaldo told BeIN Sports Spain.

Defeat was the third in a final during Jurgen Klopp's three seasons at Liverpool and the German manager's sixth in succession in showpiece events.

This season, Salah has emerged as a top contender to rival Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi for the Ballon d'Or and other player of the year awards after scoring 44 goals in all competitions.

Egypt will face Uruguay in their opening Group A game on June 15 before facing host nation Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

Egypt is among five African teams that will also feature in the games.

Liverpool's players struggled to adjust and Real took advantage, eventually running out winners partly thanks to two errors by goalkeeper Loris Karius and a stunning overhead kick by Gareth Bale.

The national team's doctor, Mohamed Abou al-Ela "expressed his optimism that Salah would make it for the World Cup matches according to this diagnosis", the association said. "I have to sit down with my agent in the summer and discuss it". Could his World Cup dream be under threat too?

"I'm not 100 per cent ready yet", the PSG striker said in a press conference ahead of the Brazilian team's trip to London on Monday (NZT).

"The Premier League is important to us and we are qualified for the Champions League next year so we need to do it sooner rather than later". I know I let them down today.

Meanwhile, Brazilian striker Neymar says he's not yet completely game-ready after the injury that has kept him off the pitch for almost three months, but believes there is still enough time for him to fully recover before the World Cup.

"I don't feel we play with that pressure that we came close", he added.

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