Egypt “optimistic” Salah will play in 2018 World Cup

The Egyptian Football Association is “optimistic” Mohamed Salah will feature in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Salah sprained ligaments in his left shoulder, during the Champions League final on Saturday, after clashing with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos.

Speaking after the game in Kiev, Reds manager, Jurgen Klopp described it as a “really serious injury”.

Salah had tried to continue, but went down to the pitch once again four minutes later in obvious pain and pointing to his left shoulder, before he was replaced by Adam Lallana.

The Egyptian FA wrote on Twitter that the organisation was “optimistic” he could return for the World Cup, which starts in less than three weeks.

Egypt expect him to be sidelined for about two weeks, according to the Egyptian government’s minister of state for youth and sports, Khaled Abd Elaziz, who wrote on Facebook that Salah was still likely to be named in the team’s final squad, which will be announced June 4.

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