Mohamed Salah included in final Egypt World Cup 2018 squad

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the injury to Mohamed Salah in the Champions League Final had an effect on the game

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the injury to Mohamed Salah in the Champions League Final had an effect on the game

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has made Egypt's final squad for the World Cup despite suffering a shoulder injury in the Champions League final.

Salah, the 2018 Best African Footballer, is seen by Egyptians as a national hero who finally secured his country a seat in the world's top soccer competition after 28 years of absence.

Egyptian fans have hung on every word emanating from Salah's camp since he damaged his shoulder ligaments after being roughed up by Sergio Ramos in Liverpool's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last Saturday.

He also missed Egypt's draw with Kuwait on May 25, as he was still preparing for the final, and will also miss their final warm-up against Belgium on Wednesday.

Salah will also not be in the line-up against Belgium in Brussels on Wednesday when the Egyptians conclude their preparations before heading to Russian Federation.

It is, therefore, highly likely that a man who netted 44 times at club level In 2017-18 will sit out Egypt's opening fixture against Uruguay on June 15.

According to Cuper, the dawn-to dusk fast required of Muslims during the current month of Ramadan has had some negative impact on the players' performance in the recent friendlies.

"I'm most anxious about turning from defence to attack as quick as we can. The draw was a good result but we want to win in the coming matches". After Uruguay, Egypt will face host Russian Federation on June 19 and play Saudi Arabia on June 25 in Group A.

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