Mohamed Salah still a doubt for World Cup opener against Uruguay

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A big question mark hangs over the participation of Liverpool striker Salah, who is still receiving treatment for the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final.

Salah is now facing a fitness battle ahead of Egypt's 2018 FIFA World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday, and revealed he has a chance to feature in the game.

Doubts persist over Salah's fitness but the Egyptian star said from the team's base in Grozny on Monday that he was "well-prepared" for the tournament.

The speculation has taken the spotlight away from the return to the World Cup arena of Uruguay's Luis Suarez, whose two previous appearances at the finals have ended in huge controversy.

Team director Ihab Lahita said: "There's a good degree of progress but no definitive decision on whether he takes part, as we are following his case day by day".

Salah injured his shoulder under a challenge from Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final and has been in a race against time ever since.

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When the Egyptian national team were getting off their coach, Salah was approached by a fan.

The Egypt worldwide won the PFA player of the year award ahead of Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne to cap an incredible first season at Liverpool FC.

"I hope to play the first game against Uruguay, but that will depend on how I feel when it approaches".

"Maybe he could also tell me if I'm going to be ready for the World Cup?"

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

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