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Salah remains a doubt for match against Uruguay-Egyptian FA

13 June 2018

Salah, 25, joined in with his teammates in training on Saturday, but was left out of overly physical elements as he continues to recover from a dislocated shoulder that he sustained in Liverpool's 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

Team officials said his participation in Egypt's opener against Uruguay on Friday at Yekaterinburg remains uncertain.

On Monday, Egypt's medical staff stated they remained unsure whether he would be fit for their opening game as he did not take part in a training session.

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Salah arrived in Russian Federation with serious doubts about his participation due to the shoulder injury, which occurred when Sergio Ramos wrestled him to the ground in the final. "However, I can not confirm today that he will play in the first match", Lehita said of the 25-year-old, who scored 44 goals for Liverpool last season.

Egypt also face Saudi Arabia and hosts Russian Federation in Group A.

Prior to boarding the flight to Russia, Salah trained for the first time with his Egypt team-mates and seemed in good spirits as a miraculous recovery looked as if it had been achieved.

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"I'm excited. God willing I'm well-prepared and things are going well and my morale is high", he told AFP on Sunday. "We hope he will be with us for the Uruguay match". So I thought to myself, I have quite a few games to play before the end of the season, I can break the all-time record!

Salah is regarded as a contender for the Ballon d'Or, alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar of Brazil.

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Salah remains a doubt for match against Uruguay-Egyptian FA