WORLD CUP 2018

Salah in Egypt World Cup squad

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, who is still recovering from a shoulder injury, has been named in Egypt's final, 23-man squad for Russia 2018.

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Salah in Egypt World Cup 2018 squad
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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been included in Egypt's 23-man final squad for the 2018 World Cup, which was announced on Monday.

The 25-year-old is currently recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in a tussle with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final late last month.

Salah in Egypt squad despite ongoing injury recovery

His injury sparked a furious reaction against Ramos - particularly in his home country - with over half a million people signing an online petition calling for the defender to be punished retrospectively over the challenge.

Egypt's 23-man World Cup squad.

Salah will continue to have treatment on his damaged left shoulder before joining up with Héctor Cúper's squad on 9 June, six days before the Pharoahs get their campaign underway against Uruguay in Ekaterinburg.

"Good feelings", says Salah on social media

Salah has been undergoing his recuperation in Benicassim, in north-east Spain, and took to social media on Sunday with a positive update on his fitness.

"Good feelings," he wrote on his Twitter account, in a message accompanied by a photograph of him carrying out a stretching exercise on his shoulder.