Liverpool forward Mo Salah is currently recovering from a shoulder injury which he sustained during the Champions League final a couple of weeks back. And as a result of this, the Liverpool star did not feature in the pre-World Cup friendly between Belgium and Egypt.
Belgium won the match comfortably with a scoreline of 3-0 and Chelsea forward Eden Hazard was one of the names on the scoresheet.
After the match, Hazard had some words of condolences for his former Chelsea teammate Mo Salah.
Hazard told On Sports: “Salah is a friend and I wish he will recover before the World Cup,
“Egypt are a good team. They have many good players and I think they will perform well in the World Cup.
“Egypt are a compact team and they are very organised.”
During the initial days of the injury, it was being feared that Salah could be out for 12 to 16 weeks but recently the Liverpool forward has revealed that he should be able to take part in the World Cup which starts next week.
Even though Egypt have named Mo Salah in their 23-man World Cup squad but coach Hector Cuper has admitted that he has been planning his first eleven for the World Cup without Mo Salah.
Recent reports have suggested that Mo Salah was not the only player who suffered an injury. Liverpool keeper Loris Karius was another player who was seemingly concussed due to a challenge by Sergio Ramos.
Egypt play their first match of the Group Stages in the World Cup against Uruguay while Belgium kick off their campaign against Panama.