Mohamed Salah in Egypt’s final World Cup squad despite injury.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has made Egypt’s final squad for the World Cup despite suffering a shoulder injury in the Champions League final.
The free scoring winger will not join up with the national team until June 9 as he continues his recovery from the injury he sustained during the Reds’ 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.
Egypt’s opening World Cup fixture is against Uruguay on 15 June.
They meet hosts Russia on 19 June and conclude their campaign in Group A against Saudi Arabia on 25 June.
Egypt’s national team doctor said he met Salah soon after the final and subsequently confirmed his absence “would not exceed” three weeks.
Hector Cuper’s Egypt drew 0-0 against Colombia in Italy on Friday without Salah.
Salah will also miss Wednesday’s final friendly with Belgium, but will meet up with his team-mates once they return to Cairo for an open training session on 9 June prior to their departure for Russia.
Egypt Final 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).