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Mohamed Salah included in Egypt’s World Cup squad despite injury

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been included in Egypt’s World Cup squad despite being injured in the Champions League final.

Salah, 25, has been recovering from a shoulder dislocation that he suffered during a tangle with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final last month.

The former Roma forward will not meet up with his team-mates until 9 June as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury, his national team said.

23-man Egypt squad going to World Cup
23-man Egypt squad for World Cup in Russia

Salah posted a photograph on Twitter on Sunday showing himself exercising that damaged left shoulder with a resistance band, with the caption “good feelings…” and was named in Egypt’s 23-man squad a day later.

Egypt’s opening World Cup fixture is against Uruguay on 15 June.

They meet hosts Russia on 19 June and conclude their campaign in Group A against Saudi Arabia on 25 June.

Egypt squad

Goalkeepers: Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly).

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf (all Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al Fateh), Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC).

Midfielders: Tarek Hamed, (Zamalek), Shikabala (Zamalek), Abdallah Said (Al Ahli), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Mahmoud Kahraba (Al Ittihad), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos Athens).

Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).

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