Mohamed Salah is on the bench for Friday’s World Cup opener against Uruguay1 min read

Mohammed Salah has not played since injuring shoulder ligaments during Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid on 26 May.

On Thursday, Egypt boss Hector Cuper said he could “almost assure” media that Salah would “100%” play.

Cuper said Salah was “doing very well” and had recovered “very, very quickly” from his injury.