I will be ready - Salah expects to face Uruguay

Egypt has received a major boost less than a week out from its first World Cup appearance in 18 years concerning Mohamed Salah.

The inclusion of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah augurs well for Egypt in the upcoming FIFA World Cup.   -  AP

Mohamed Salah is confident of being fit to face Uruguay in Egypt's opening World Cup match on Friday. 

The Liverpool star, who has been sidelined by a shoulder injury sustained in the Champions League final, gave the promising update in a farewell event hosted by Egypt president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The scale of Salah's involvement has been uncertain since he left the pitch in tears in Kiev two weeks ago, a moment he described as the worst of his career.

But speaking prior to the team's departure for Russia, Salah spoke positively of his chances of lining up in Yekaterinburg.

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"I promise you, I will do my best to be ready for the World Cup and to achieve the Egyptian dream," the forward said as he addressed El-Sisi.

"I feel much better now and I'll be ready to play against Uruguay.

"I will never give up on our dream. I promise to do my best for our people."

Following its clash with Uruguay, Egypt will meet host Russia on June 19 and Saudi Arabia.