Despite more positive news on Mohamed Salah’s injury the head coach of the Egyptian national team Hector Cuper has admitted that his most star striker can not play at 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Liverpool’s striker Mo Salah is being under treatment after a shoulder injury suffered in last month Champions League final against Real Madrid.
According to Cuper, Egypt can not depend on one player, so if Salah does not recover on time, he will be replaced with someone else.
Salah was included Egypt’s final 23-man squad, but the medical staff suggests that there is little chance that the striker will be ready for the first game in Group A against Uruguay in Ekaterinburg on June 15.
Meanwhile, Salah “could become an alternative” for Barcelona if the Catalans will fail to sign Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
According to AS, meetings between representatives of the player and the club have already taken place in order to assess the possible transfer of the attacker to the Camp Nou.
Liverpool are ready to sell Salah, but only for more than 100 million pounds sterling, and only if they manage to sign Nabil Fekir from Lyon.
Egypt World Cup Shedule:
- 15th June – Uruguay
- 19th June – Russia
- 25th June – Saudi Arabia
Egypt Final 23-man Squad:
GOALKEEPERS: Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly).
DEFENDERS: Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf (all Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al Fateh), Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC).
MIDFIELDERS: Tarek Hamed, (Zamalek), Shikabala (Zamalek), Abdallah Said (Al Ahli), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Mahmoud Kahraba (Al Ittihad), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos Athens).
FORWARDS: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).