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Salah included in Egypt squad despite injury

Salah included in Egypt squad despite injury

Forward Mohamed Salah looks to be winning his battle to be fit for the World Cup 2018 after he was been named in Egypt's squad for this summer’s competition in Russia.

Mohamed Salah has been included in Egypt's final 23-man squad for the World Cup, despite the injury he sustained in the Champions League final.

The Liverpool forward suffered a shoulder injury after a challenge by Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos in the first half in Kiev, but is now set to play for his country at the tournament in Russia later this month.

Salah has been receiving treatment in Valencia and posted a picture on Twitter on Tuesday of himself in the gym with the caption "good feelings".

The Egyptian Football Federation previously said it did not expect the 25-year-old to be out for more than three weeks.

A post on its Facebook fan page said it was being kept aware of Salah's recovery, as well as the "determination of the great player to catch up with his team-mates".

Egypt begin their World Cup campaign against Uruguay on Jun 15, and will also face Saudi Arabia and hosts Russia in group A.

Egypt 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).

- Source: News agencies