Egyptian National Team News Update | June 17 2018
Mohamed Salah is ready to participate in the national team next match against Russia.
Liverpool’s forward totally recovered after his arm was injured in the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid last May.
Egyptian winger Ahmed Fathi did not complete the Egyptian national team’s training session on Sunday morning. With Argentinean coach Hector Cuper at the helm, the team were training in Grozny, two days ahead of the Russia showdown.
“Fathi left training early due to a muscle strain. Medical staff confirmed that his injury won’t leave him sidelined from training on Monday, or from upcoming matches,’ the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) stated on their official website Sunday.
The solid Ahly right winger, who is also able to perform in central defence or midfield, is a key player in the record-holding African team and it would be tough for Cuper to do without him.
The team is scheduled to take a three-hour flight to Saint Petersburg where they will meet the host nation’s team in a do-or-die mission on Tuesday at 20:00 Cairo time.
Russia made an impressive World Cup opener, defeating Saudi Arabia 5-0 on Thursday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino was in attendance, sitting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman.
Egypt are playing their third ever World Cup, and the first in nearly 30 years since their last appearance in 1990.