Egypt's Football Federation Optimistic on Salah's Injury

Bookmark this
May 31, 2018

Egypt's national team's doctor said he was optimistic that Mohamed Salah could play in the World Cup, after the star striker was hurt in the Champions League final.

"The Egyptian King" and Liverpool's top scorer was forced off after 31 minutes in the Champions League final by shoulder injury sustained in a tangle with Real defender Sergio Ramos.

"Through follow ups on the phone with the national team's delegation in Italy...the officials at Liverpool said an X-ray on Salah's shoulder" showed the injury to be in the ligaments, the Egyptian Football Associated said on Twitter on Saturday.

The national team's doctor, Mohamed Abou al-Ela "expressed his optimism that Salah would make it for the World Cup matches according to this diagnosis", the association said.

This optimism contrasts with statements by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp who said immediately after the game on Saturday Salah's injury was "serious".

The Egyptian Minister Youth and Sports Khaled Abd Elaziz also expressed optimism.

"Mohamed Salah, god willing, will be on the national team's final list for the World Cup, which is to be announced on June 4," Abd Elaziz said on Facebook.

Sadness and anger filled cafes where Salah's fans gathered to follow the Champions League final.  

Salah had cemented his status as a national hero by leading Egypt to their first World Cup qualification in 28 years.

The team's coach, Argentinean Hector Cuper, said a month before the World Cup kick off that The Pharaohs were banking on Salah in Russia.

 

Source: Agence France Presse

Advertisement

Recent Articles

Bank of Beirut Internship

Bank of Beirut Internship

in Community News

CALLING ALL 3rd Year UNI STUDENTS; Work experience with the Bank of Beirut, Lebanon. This is initiated by the World Patriarchal Maronite Foundation for Integral Development and Bank of Beirut, in cooperation with Western Sydney University (WSU).

May 31, 2019

عودة لبنان الى قائمة الفاتيكان للحج الديني

عودة لبنان الى قائمة الفاتيكان للحج الديني

in World News, Local News, Church News

زار وفد من الوكالة الفاتيكانية للسياحة الدينية بيروت لدفع الترتيبات الخاصة بعودة الوكالة إلى لبنان وادراجه في لائحة دول السياحة الدينية بعد انقطاع امتد لسنوات

February 7, 2019 By AL-MOHAJER

Salameh: Money Transfer Firms Must Not Pay in Dollar to Recipients

Salameh: Money Transfer Firms Must Not Pay in Dollar to Recipients

in Local News

Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh on Monday called on all money transfer companies operating in Lebanon, such as Western Union and OMT, to exclusively use Lebanese currency when dispensing foreign cash transfers to recipients.

January 15, 2019

Israeli Museum under Fire over 'McJesus' Exhibit

Israeli Museum under Fire over 'McJesus' Exhibit

in World News

A fast-food clown nailed to a cross has united its Finnish creator with Holy Land Christians demanding the artwork's removal from an exhibition at an Israeli museum.

January 15, 2019