Mohamed Salah will play for Egypt at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Mohamed Salah will play for Egypt at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

- Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah will be at the 2018 FIFA World Cup according to Egypt FA

- The 25-year-old is currently recuperating in Spain after suffering a shoulder injury in last weekend's Champions League defeat to Real Madrid

- He is expected to be out of action for about three weeks

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Egyptian football authorities have reportedly confirmed that Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah will be fit to represent the north African country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The 25-year-old suffered a should injury in the Reds 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev last weekend.

Salah was flown to Spain earlier this week to begin his recovery process, and the national team doctors along with the country's football association say his absence "will not exceed" three weeks.

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After their meeting with the Premier League top scorer for the recently concluded season, the Egyptian FA disclosed on their official twitter handle that: "After the meeting of Abu Rida and the doctor of the national team in Spain today, the Football Association reaffirms Salah in the World Cup, God willing, will not exceed the absence of three weeks."

Egypt kick off their campaign for the 2018 World Cup against Uruguay on 15 before clashing against the host country, Russia, four days after. Their last group game will be against Saudi Arabia on 25 June.

The former Chelsea and Roma striker was instrumental to his country’s qualification for this year’s World Cup after netting a 95th-minute penalty.

He however wasn’t able to repeat that feat for his club when they battle the eventual Champions League winner as he left the pitch in tears after breaking his shoulder in the first half of the game.

The injury Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described the injury as "really serious" but in the aftermath of the final, the Egyptian FA had tweeted that Salah's X-ray showed he had a "sprain in the shoulder ligaments" and that it was "optimistic" he would be fit for the World Cup in Russia.

Salah scored 44 goals in all competitions this season – with 11 of those in the Champions League as he helped Liverpool reached the final of the competition for the first time in eleven years.

He won the PFA player of the year, Writer’s player of the year, Premier League highest goalscorer and many others in his first year at the club.

Reasons top clubs like Real Madrid and many others are jostling for his signature this summer as he hopes to remain at Anfield for yet another season.

The Liverpool star forward was forced off in the first half against Real Madrid, but his nation is confident he will bounce back in time for Russia.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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