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Salah will be fit to feature in the World Cup - Egypt FA

Egyptian Football Association has said that Mohamed Salah will be fit to feature in the World Cup group stages for the Pharaohs.

The forward looked unlikely to play any part in the summer tournament after sustaining a shoulder injury in the first half of Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday May 26.

The EFA president, Hani Abu Reda, the national team coach Hector Cuper and doctor Mohamed Abou El-Ela met Salah on Wednesday in Valencia, Spain, where the 25-year-old is undergoing treatment and rehabilitation, the Guardian says.

Egypt’s opening World Cup match takes place on 15 June against Uruguay, with their second against the hosts Russia coming four days later. Should Salah not return in time for either of those games, he could still appear in Egypt’s final group match against Saudi Arabia on 25 June.