Bad news for the Egypt fans as their key player Salah has been sidelined for two months after picking up an injury in the final of UEFA Champions League. Saudi Sports claimed that he is set to miss the FIFA World Cup. Salah started for Liverpool against Real Madrid but left the field after 30 minutes with tears in his eyes. The forward grappled with Sergio Ramos and landed heavily on his shoulders that caused him serious injury.
In Cairo, Egyptians screamed insults at Ramos during a public screening of the final. Egypt’s first match of FIFA World Cup 2018 is 20 days away and Salah needs about 2 months to recover before entering into the pitch.
Egypt said on Twitter that team doctor Mohammed Abulela was in contact with Liverpool’s medical team and had been told Salah sprained his shoulder ligaments – but Liverpool hasn’t confirmed that yet. Egyptian team is optimistic he can return for the World Cup.
خلال المتابعة الهاتفية التي تجريها بعثة المنتخب الوطني في إيطاليا للاطمئنان على حالة محمد صلاح أفاد المسئولون بليفربول أنه تم إجراء الآشعة على كتف صلاح وأظهرت أن الاصابة جزع في أربطة مفصل الكتف وأعرب الدكتور أبو العلا عن تفاؤله بأن يلحق صلاح بمباريات كأس العالم وفق هذا التشخيص .
— EFA.eg (@EFA) May 26, 2018
“With great sadness, sadly our great Arab star Mohamed Salah was confirmed in his absence of two months to injury, which means that he will miss the World Cup,” he said. We wish him a speedy recovery.”
It was much-awaited game for everyone to see Salah and Cristiano go head to head but unfortunately, something happened that was not expected. Cristiano Ronaldo and his team-mates wishes wished him a speedy recovery.
In his post-match interviews, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp expressed fears Salah would miss Russia 2018, but the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) tweeted a statement claiming there was “optimism” the Premier League Golden Boot winner would be fit for their Group A opener against Uruguay on June 15 after speaking to Liverpool officials.
Real Madrid later won the title with a 3-1 win over Liverpool and completed the hat-trick of titles. Substitute Gareth Bale scored a brace with Benzema also on scoring sheet.