Russian football team to face Mohamed Salah
Egyptian national team's forward Mohamed Salah is set to make his World Cup debut for Egypt against Russia in their Group A game on June 19.
The Liverpool forward, who scored 44 goals last season, sat out his country's 1-0 defeat to Uruguay on Friday despite his coach Hector Cuper declaring him 'almost 100% fit' to play after injuring his shoulder in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
Salah trained with his team-mates on Saturday ahead of their crunch game with Russia.
The player's agent Ramy Abbas Issa let the world know Salah was ready to feature against the Russians by tweeting: 'Mohamed is fit.'
The official FIFA Egypt Twitter account confirmed Salah's return to full fitness when they tweeted on Saturday: 'Salah participated in training with his team-mates for the entire session and he is ready to play against Russia according to technical staff.
Egypt need to take at least a point against Russia to keep their hopes of reaching the knock-out stages alive, Daily Mail reported.