CAIRO: 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”. Egypt on Monday named the following squad for the World Cup in Russia.
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 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 June 15, and will also face Saudi Arabia and hosts Russia in group A.
Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El Shennawy (Al Ahly).
Defenders: Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Al Fateh), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion), Saad Samir (Al Ahly).
Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Abdallah El Said (Al Ahly Jeddah), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Kahraba (Al Ittihad Jeddah), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Shikabala (Al Raed), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos).
Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).