Salah’s return lifts Egypt against Russia

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Defensive midfielder Tarek Hamed was substituted during Friday's defeat with a back issue, but the Egyptian FA have confirmed he will be fit to face Russian Federation. Plenty of clearances have happened from Egypt's defence but the game is getting more stable as time progresses. "Ready for tomorrow", "100 million strong", read the caption for the video he posted yesterday, which shows Salah talking to the camera saying, "You might think that all this pressure on me to score could be a pressure".

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah is the name on everyone's lips as Russian Federation attempt to virtually secure their place in the knockout stages of the World Cup in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday night. While Russia are coming on the back of a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the opener, Egypt were beaten 1-0 by Iran in a heart-wrenching manner.

Finally, Mourinho concluded that Russia's match against Egypt is crucial as the Uruguay match is a hard one, "The game against Egypt is the crucial match of the group". "We are studying Egypt and we should be able to exploit their weaknesses". It is not only Mo Salah who will be playing against us.

"Of course, he has a big influence on Egypt but the team is still 11 players, not one".

Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and can not afford another slip up.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia vs Egypt
Salah’s return lifts Egypt against Russia

Salah is set to return from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final for his nation's must-win game against the tournament hosts in St Petersburg on Tuesday.

Cheryshev's son, former Real Madrid midfielder Denis, will be hoping to line up against Salah in midweek after stepping off the bench to bag a brace in a 5-0 mauling of Saudi Arabia. They had a good game against Uruguay but the last minute panic cost them the game. At Egypt's recent training camp in Grozny, Salah reportedly required the help of his team-mates to pull on his top.

Many believe Cuper's decision not to play Salah against Uruguay may have cost him the match.

Mohamed Salah rose to fame after a sensational season with Liverpool in the Premier League that ended with him winning the Golden Boot, among many awards.

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