Egypt’s FA board member believes Salah can play against Uruguay
Egypt FA board member Khaled Latif said that Mohamed Salah will be available for Egypt’s World Cup opening game against Uruguay and that 40 thousand people are expected to watch Egypt’s final training session.
The Liverpool winger was injured during the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid and there were doubts about his availability for the World Cup. However Egypt manager Hector Cuper seemed to be optimistic and believed that Salah will be back for the second game against Russia or even for the opener against Uruguay.
Now according to the EFA the 25-year-old will be available for the Uruguay game.
“I think that even if Salah will not be in the starting line-up, he will play a couple of minutes,” Latif told an Egyptian radio station.
He also confirmed that Salah will participate in Egypt’s final full-team training on Saturday before heading to Russia.
The Egyptian national team will have an open training session in the Cairo International Stadium and more than 40 thousand supporters are expected to be there to support the players.
“There is currently a coordination session in the EFA, to discuss the preparations for the training session and the team’s flight to Russia and the delivery of the league shield to Al Ahly,” he added.
“The amount of supporters in the training session will exceed 40 thousand, according to the security approvals, there are currently many coordinating with Tharwat Soilam, the EFA’s executive director.
“There are some very good security arrangements taking place, before thinking about the number of supporters we have to think about how we’ll assure their security. EFA president and the rest of the board member will be in the training.”
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