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Salah fit to play, says Egypt's coach

IANS  |  Yekaterinburg (Russia) 

Egypt's on Thursday confirmed that forward is fit to play in Egypt's 2018 World Cup clash with

Salah's appearance in their first Group A clash, scheduled for Friday, was in doubt after he sustained a that forced him out of final against Real Madrid on May 26, reports

"He (Salah) has had a very good recovery with special care... I can almost assure he is ready to play, unless some last-minute thing unexpectedly comes up," Cuper said at the press conference.

Egypt's stressed that Salah has what it takes to be the top scorer of the tournament.

"(Salah's) evolution has been incredible, he is very talented and no one can think he can't achieve an objective of this nature. (Salah) is in the right kind of shape to be the top scorer," said Cuper.

The did not reveal whether or not will play against Uruguay; Al-Hadary is set to be, at 45, the oldest to take part in

kicks off later on Thursday with a match pitting Russia, the host, against



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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 20:32 IST