Salah Attends Egypt Training Session In Front Of Thousands Of Fans

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Salah is hoping to recover in time to play for Egypt at the World Cup after suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

The seven-time African champions play their opening Group A fixture on Friday, June 15, against Uruguay.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi he is well on the road to recovery following a shoulder injury in the Champions League final.

"My comment is that it's always okay when the one who made you cry first, then makes you laugh", Salah responded in an interview with Marca.

Eden Hazard scored once and assisted another goal in a 3-0 pre-World Cup friendly win over Egypt on Wednesday that gave anxious Belgium fans hope of a promising World Cup campaign.

"When I fell to the ground, I had a mixture of physical pain and a lot of worry". I was also angry and sad that I couldn't continue playing.

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.

Salah is confident he will be fit enough to take part in Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay. "We are good players, we all play in the big games in England, in Italy and in Spain, so we know what to do". He's not hard, I think he's a good coach, a good man.

"I'm excited. God willing I'm well-prepared and things are going well and my morale is high", Salah said. "But what I like is that when we make mistakes we've got the togetherness to try to overcome them and I don't think we had that before and that's very pleasing". On Sunday, the squad had a meeting with a delegation from the World Cup organizing committee.

Captain Hazard has regularly impressed for Chelsea in recent years, while De Bruyne was one of the top players in the Premier League in the season just finished. "That doesn't go through my head", he said.

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