Egyptian star Mohamed Salah
, injured in the first half of the UEFA Champions League final, should be fit to play for the Pharaohs in the World Cup.
Just when remains to be seen.
The Egyptian soccer federation tweeted on Wednesday that after a meeting with the national team doctor and Egyptian federation president Hany Abu Rida
in Spain that it "reaffirms
Salah in the World Cup, God willing, will not exceed the absence of three weeks."
Egypt's opening game against Uruguay is in 16 days, on June 15. It then faces host Russia on June
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Salah injured his shoulder when he fell following a challenge from Sergio Ramos
during Liverpool's Champions League final match against Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday. He left the field in
tears, In his own words ...
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli
isn't happy that his team has to fly to Israel
and play a match in Jerusamel before heading off to Russia: "I'm not the one who decides when we play and who we play. From a sporting point of view, I would have preferred to play in
Barcelona. But that's the way it is, we have to travel on the day before the match, play Israel in Israel and then from there go on to Russia. That is the schedule that the AFA has given us."
(Tickets for the match -- 20,000 in all -- sold out in 20 minutes.)