WORLD CUP FOCUS: Egypt president wishes Mohamed Salah speedy recovery

WORLD CUP FOCUS: Egypt president wishes Mohamed Salah speedy recovery
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (left) walks off the pitch after picking up an injury during the UEFA Champions League Final at the NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 26, 2018. See PA story SOCCER Champions League. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday May 28, 2018. 10:01

Egyptian state president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has wished striker Mohamed Salah a speedy recovery ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Reports suggest that the president has contacted the Liverpool attacker to wish him a speedy recovery after their 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday.

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Following the injury fears are mounting that Salah would miss the World Cup, but the Egypt international is confident he will be fit for the tournament.

El-Sisi confirmed Salah had suggested he would be ready for the showpiece event in Russia, where Egypt face the hosts, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A.

"I have contacted the good son of Egypt and my son, Mohamed Salah, to reassure him after his injury," he wrote on Twitter.

"As I expected, I found him a hero who is stronger than the injury and is excited to continue the path of tournament and excellence.

"I told him he became an Egyptian icon, sending an honour and pride.
"I pray for Allah, like a father to his son, for him to be well soon."

Under coach Hector Cuper, the Pharaohs will begin their World Cup campaign against Uruguay on June 15.



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