Mohamed Salah is fit to face Russia in the second round of the group stages after recovering from damaged shoulder ligaments.

After a challenge from Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final caused him to undergo surgery on bruised shoulder ligaments, Mohamed Salah has been declared fit to face Russia in the second group stage game of the World Cup.

Egyptian hearts were broken when Jose Gimenez scored in the 89th minute to snatch all three points. When a draw seemed most likely after 70 minutes, head coach Hector Cuper elected to rest Salah.

While even in hindsight it seems the best decision for Egypt’s most influential player, Salah could have made the world of difference with his pace, ability on the ball and eye for goal.

Salah’s agent tweeted that Salah is fit and with Egypt taking on Russia on Tuesday, the Pharaohs will be boosted in their bid to progress from the group stages.

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If they win their final two games, they could progress to the knockout stages. If Salah can work his magic against Russia, it will be a massive result as Saudi Arabia aren’t much of a challenge and after being swept aside in the tournament, they aren’t being billed to cause any serious upsets.

Egypt’s World Cup hopes and ambitions aside, seeing Salah return to full fitness is brilliant news and means that Jürgen Klopp can rest easy and not worry about his star player.

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