Russian Federation 2018: Salah joins Egypt training, but doesn't take part

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But Salah has been declared fit, and could feature in their opening World Cup game against Uruguay.

Mohamed Salah was part of the squad arriving in Grozny from Cairo as he battles to prove his fitness after limping out of the Champions League final two weeks ago.

A challenge from Real Madrid skipper Ramos left the Liverpool star with an injured shoulder, and he was forced off before half time in the Kiev match on 26 May. He will carry the hopes of a nation that has a fairly mediocre team by World Cup standards. I spoke with Salah through messages, he was quite good. How do you stop him?

"Fortunately, the players here are very malleable and have adapted to what we want from them", the coach said in an exclusive interview with Arab News.

"At the moment I only focus on the World Cup", he added.

"Now I'm better", Salah told Marca, "I hope to play the first game against Uruguay".

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"I don't think our performance was flawless, far from it", said Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.

Egypt worldwide Mohamed Salah provided an update on his availability for the Pharaohs' World Cup opener against Uruguay following his arrival in Russian Federation.

'We will enjoy the atmosphere and the tournament and god willing we will deliver a good performance'.

Nigeria suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Czech Republic on Wednesday in Austria in their final friendly ahead of the World Cup. 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.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israel demanded that Federation Internationale de Football Association investigate what it said were threats against Argentina players that forced them to cancel a match in Jerusalem, including Palestinian calls to burn replica shirts of Lionel Messi if he played. I can't say one, but I like Costa a lot, when I played with him it was wonderful. "It was just a confirmation that Tunisia could be one of the surprises in the World Cup".

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