Hector Cuper explains why he left Mohamed Salah on Egypt's bench

Hector Cuper explains why he left Mohamed Salah on Egypt's bench

Hector Cuper explains why he left Mohamed Salah on Egypt's bench

The Liverpool forward, who was named the Premier League Player of the Season for 2017-18, hurt his shoulder during that team's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid and sat out the World Cup opener against Uruguay.

Mohamed Salah's agent has confirmed that the Liverpool forward is fit to return to action for Egypt at the World Cup for Tuesday's clash with Russian Federation.

Hector Cuper says he left Mohamed Salah on the team's bench in order not to risk him in their tie against Uruguay.

The seven-time African champions will pose a much tougher task, but a lot will depend upon Salah's fitness.

Former Super Eagles Sunday Oliseh has given Pharaohs of Egypt a pat on the back despite their lone goal defeat by Uruguay Friday. "Winning is our only choice'". The others are Saudi Arabia, Iran, Morocco and Tunisia.

Concerns Russia could become just the second host nation to bow out of the World Cup at the group stage after a seven-game winless run ahead of the tournament have been alleviated by a ideal start.

"It is up to each one, " he said. Some of them are among the biggest individual stars in the tournament, including Mesut Ozil (Germany) and Paul Pogba (France), and it remains to be seen how they might choose to deal with being awarded a Man of the Match trophy, should they receive the honor.

However, Salah looks set to return to action for Egypt's vital second group game, against the host nation, although previous insistence that he would play against Uruguay will plant seeds of doubt in many minds.

The father of Villarreal winger Denis Cheryshev has dismissed the hype around Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah. Not at all", he told FIFA.com "If he plays, it will be hard but more interesting.

El Shenawy denied Luis Suarez from scoring, making one excellent save after another until Jose Gimenez head home a 90th-minute win.

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