Egypt are set to make their first World Cup appearance since 1990 and the African nation was handed a huge setback after their marquee player Mo Salah suffered a shoulder injury during the Champions League final a couple of weeks back.
Salah had to be taken off the pitch in the first half after he injured his shoulder during a challenge from Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.
Immediately after the match, rumours surfaced that Salah has suffered a dislocated shoulder and according to the doctors a serious dislocation generally needed 12 to 16 weeks to properly heal.
This put a serious doubt over the forward’s participation in the World Cup but now that the Egyptian FA have included Mo Salah in their 23-man squad, there is a high possibility that the Liverpool ace will feature in the tournament.
EGYPT’S 23-MAN SQUAD FOR THE WORLD CUP:
Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun/KSA), Mohamed El Shenawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly)
Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Saad Samir (Al Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Ali Gabr (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa/ENG), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Al Fateh/KSA), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles/USA), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek)
Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal/ENG), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Sam Morsy (Wigan/ENG), Mahmoud Abdel Razek (Al Raed/KSA), Abdallah El Said (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hassan (Kasimpasa/TUR), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City/ENG), Amr Warda (Atromitos/GRE), Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim (Al Ittihad/KSA)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/ENG), Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly)
Last week the Egyptian FA had claimed that Mo Salah who is currently undergoing treatment in Valencia, Spain should not be out of action for more than 3 weeks meaning that the Liverpool forward is likely to miss Egypt’s World Cup opener against Uruguay on June 15.