Russian Federation defender plans Ramos treatment for Salah

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah said leaving the Champions League final with a shoulder injury was the worst moment of his career as he was left fearing for his place at the World Cup.

Egypt head coach Hector Cuper says he's optimistic about Mohamed Salah being fit to play at this month's World Cup in Russian Federation. I am preparing in a very good way for the Uruguay match and things are going well.

Ramos later mocked the "magnified" reaction and said Salah could have remained on the pitch if he received an injection, a claim rejected by the Reds star.

In addition to earning the best player in the English premier league for 2018, Salah broke many historical records and has obtained the highest awards in 2017 and 2018, especially after leading the Egyptian national team to their first World Cup in 28 years.

Horns blasted, snack-sellers hollered and chants of "Come Salah, Come Salah!" rang through the capital's stadium, crowded by thousands of fans keen to encourage their team ahead of their first World Cup appearance since 1990.

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Pizzi will now spend the next few days getting his players in the right mental and physical state to play hosts Russian Federation in the World Cup opener on Thursday. Initial reports suggested he would miss the World Cup entirely, however, further news suggested last season's Premier League Player of the Year could be available for group matches at Russian Federation.

After being forced off in the Champions League final after just half an hour in Kiev, it was suggested Salah could miss the World Cup finals. We play differently with Hector Cuper than with our previous coach [Shawky Gharib]. "I think we are quite the same - it is 50-50 - England have a lot of good players, we also have good players so we will see". Of course, someone can now say "ok, we've qualified, that's it".

"In my head, the pressure is to achieve something different from what we have done before. That doesn't go through my head", he said.

"I think the first one I remember is the 2002 World Cup".

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